Manny Pacquiao representative names two frontrunners for his next fight – Danny Garcia and Mikey Garcia

Manny Pacquiao will soon begin to make plans for his next fight, amid his work as a Filipino senator.

The eight-division champion defeated Keith Thurman on points in a sensational 12-rounder in July, and has since been back in his homeland fulfilling his political commitments.

Now though, Sean Gibbons (a representative for Pacquiao’s MP Promotions) has told ESPN’s Steve Kim: “Here, in the next month or so, he [Pacquiao] will take a look.

“He’ll see what’s out there. He’ll take a look at Danny Garcia, he’ll take a look at Mikey Garcia.

“Those are the two frontrunners.”

While both of the potential Garcia fights carry intrigue for boxing fans, this news may come as a disappointment for some who wanted to see Manny take on one of his fellow welterweight champions, Terence Crawford or Errol Spence, next.

Danny Garcia is a former two-division world champion with a record of 35-2 (21 KOs).

He lost his WBC welterweight title to Thurman in 2017 and was beaten again by Shawn Porter last year as he attempted to win it back.

Mikey Garcia is a former four-division world champion with a record of 39-1 (30 KOs).

In his last fight, he challenged Spence in an attempt to become a five-weight king, but was comfortably outclassed and lost a shutout decision.