Boxing News At Five | Jan 17 2020

Boxing News at Five: McGregor wants to fight Pacquiao at Allegiant Stadium, Wilder advises Fury to use “thick lotion” to aid new training method

Conor McGregor would love to box Manny Pacquiao at new Las Vegas stadium, and Deontay Wilder encourages Tyson Fury to enjoy himself and use lube
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Manny Pacquiao salutes his fans Stephanie Trapp/TGB

ALL the talk this week, the week of his next UFC fight, has been of Conor McGregor returning to the boxing ring to fight Manny Pacquiao at some point in 2020.

If that sounds at all ridiculous, it’s because it is – one, because McGregor has a dangerous fight on his hands against Donald Cerrone this Saturday (January 18) in Las Vegas, and, two, because the last time McGregor tried stepping into the boxing ring to box one of the legends of the game it ended only in embarrassment.

What’s more, Pacquiao, unlike Mayweather, isn’t the kind to cruise against an opponent he considers out of his depth. He tends to be a little more merciless.