by Brian Yalung
It appears that a rematch between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman is not happening. This is if MP Promotions president Sean Gibbons is to be the basis.
According to a report from the Philippine Star, Gibbons found no reason to see the boxer-senator face Thurman in a rematch. He says that the Filipino boxing icon has nothing to prove against “One Time” and the case holds true as well for Jeff Horn who wants a rematch with the eight-time division champion.
“He had his shot. Game over,” said Gibbons, referring to Thurman.
But as far as Thurman is concerned, that fight with Pacquiao should have been a draw. And this is the reason why he is looking for a second fight, something that initially made sense but may not push through.
“You know, I got a lot of respect for him. I still think that the fight was nothing more than a draw. You know, I don’t really think that he won the fight,” Thurman told TMZ Sports. “Where’s the contract, Pac? Sign the contract.”
Aside from that, he referred to Horn as a desperate fighter seeking a second meeting with Pacquiao.
“Horn who? Another desperate guy,” said Gibbons.
Rather, Gibbons said that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is at the top of the list. The undefeated American boxer witnessed Pacquiao’s win over Thurman but appeared to show no interest in a rematch with the Filipino boxer. If not Mayweather, a fight with either Mikey Garcia or Danny Garcia could happen by early next year.