If Manny Pacquiao had triumphed over Yordenis Ugas last month then a fight against Josh Taylor was at the very least an option, but now the Scot says there would be little point now in facing his hero.
The undisputed super-lightweight champion was speaking to Give Me Sport and was asked about the possibility of facing the future hall of famer despite his loss to Ugas.
“It would be great. It would be like a dream come true. But is there any reward in it for me at this point in time?” Taylor said.
“I don’t think he looked great in that fight, I thought he looked old, his timing was off, a bit off the pace. He’s not the same Manny Pacquiao he once was, so although it would be a great honour to share the ring with him, I don’t think I would have had any problems.
“He’s forty-odd years old, he’s still very dangerous, and it would still be a tough fight, don’t get me wrong, I still think it would be quite a tough fight, but I would have won that fight.
“I don’t think there would be any benefit to me apart from sharing the ring with my hero.”
While Pacquiao ponders a rematch against WBA welterweight champion Ugas or finally hanging up his gloves Taylor returns to the ring on December 18 in Glasgow when he defends his undisputed crown against WBO mandatory challenger Jack Catterall live on Sky Sports.