Pacquiao To Announce Next Opponent Friday

According to a report by ESPN.com, former champion and future Hall-of-Fame inductee Manny Pacquiao will announce his next opponent on Friday. Will this be his last professional fight before heading into retirement? Inquiring minds want to know. The announcement will take a page out of the LeBron playbook and be televised on TruTV, home of Top Rank’s Friday Night Knockout series. Opponent speculation took center stage after Pacquiao announced he recovered from shoulder surgery and was ready for his next bout. (As you recall, Pacquiao injured his shoulder during preparations for the Mayweather fight last May and required surgery in the aftermath.)¬†Lacking a surplus of¬†warm welterweight bodies in the Top Rank stable it’s fairly apparent…