Manny Pacquiao, who is regarded as one of the best boxers of the current generation, is yet to finalise his opponent for his farewell bout in April. The Filipino suffered a loss in his last bout against Mayweather, who won the match via points during the much anticipated 'fight of the century' in May.
The venue for the final bout has not been decided; Las Vegas, which has hosted six of his last eight bouts, is one of the favourites to host the bout once again. Las Vegas has been hosting all the mega bouts for some time and it will be no surprise if the city gets to witness Pacquiao's last fight in his professional career. However, Pacquiao has not ruled out a fight in Dubai.
"Of course, I'd love to have a fight here in Dubai," the Gulf News quoted Pacquiao as saying.
With a number of names doing the rounds as his potential opponent for his last professional bout, Pacquiao is still eager to fight Floyd Mayweather, who has already retired from the sport after his victory against Andre Berto in September.
"We are working on that (his opponent for his final bout). I don't know who yet, but I'm open to a rematch with Floyd, it depends on negotiations," said the Filipino.
Though the excitement may reach feverish pitch if Pacquiao vs Mayweather rematch shapes up in April, but realistically speaking, it may not come true, with 'Money' having clearly stated that he is retiring from the sport as he has got nothing left to achieve, including a victory over Pacquiao.
Talking from a realistic point of view, UK's Amir Khan is a huge contender as the boxer has expressed his interest in fighting Pacquiao for some years now. Though they came close to a fight some time ago, it could not materialise for some reasons.
Khan, who was also considered the biggest contender for Mayweather in the last bout, but the American surprised everyone as he chose to fight a lesser-known boxer, Andre Berto.
Khan, who might have been disappointed to be turned down by Mayweather, is aware of his last chance to fight a boxer of Pacquiao's stature in April.
Other boxers such as Danny Garcia and Terrence Crawford are also in the reckoning to fight Pacquiao, who is ready to fight anyone.
"I'll fight anybody though, there's Amir Khan, the rematch with Floyd, but also Garcia and Crawford," added Pacquiao.