Photo: Manny Pacquiao offered $65 Million to Fight in Mexico
The World’s Richest Man, Mexican Carlos Slim Helu, apparently doesn’t want to limit his power to mining and telecommunications, he apparently now wants to get into the fight business.
Filipino fighting superstar Manny Pacquiao’s confidante, llocos Sur Gov. Gluis “Chavit” Singson has just confirmed that his fighter friend has been guaranteed $65 million by Slim to fight in Mexico.
Slim’s motives are apparently not financial but altruistic and for the love of Mexico. He wants to give his countrymen what they have been yearning for: a Pacquiao fight on Mexican soil with one of Mexico’s up and coming fighters. Slim would pick the fighter.
Singson said Pacquiao is intrigued by the offer especially the ‘guarantee’ win or lose of the $65 million. It is reported that a likely candidate would be the WBC light middle weight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Pacquiao has fought numerous Mexican and Mexican-American fighters, most notably Oscar De La Hoya, but never in Mexico.