MANILA, Philippines – Despite being offered a career-high payday, WBC welterweight titleholder Danny Garcia has reportedly declined an offer to face Manny Pacquiao in his comeback fight.
According to Fight Hub’s Marcos Villegas, Top Rank Promotions chief Bob Arum extended a 7-figure proposal to Garcia that amounted from $3 million to $4 million to face Pacquiao.
However, his father and trainer Angel Garcia was the one who received the offer and opted to turn it down.
Speaking to @dannyswift says he was offered 3-4 million for manny. His dad got the offer and they said no — marcos villegas (@heyitsmarcosv) July 15, 2016
Arum included Garcia’s name in Pacquiao’s shortlist of opponents as boxing’s only 8-division world champion is plotting to come out of his brief retirement after outpointing Timothy Bradley Jr in their rubber match last April.
Garcia is undefeated in 32 professional fights, with 18 victories coming by way of knockout.
The 28-year-old native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recently captured the vacant WBC welterweight championship by defeating Robert Guerrero via unanimous decision this past January.
Aside from Garcia, Arum also has WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas and the winner of the title unification bout between Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol on July 23 in mind. – Rappler.com