'Stay fit my friend': Pacquiao teases real boxing match with McGregor in 2018

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) — Is Manny Pacquiao challenging Conor McGregor to a fight?

It is Thanksgiving season in the United States, and Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao sent an interesting greeting through his Instagram account.

The eight division world boxing champion posted a picture of the former UFC champion with the caption, "Happy Thanksgiving! Stay fit my friend. #realboxingmatch #2018."

Pacquiao (59-7-2) is coming off a stunning defeat to Jeff Horn last July in Australia, where he lost his WBO welterweight title. McGregor, meanwhile, suffered a 10th round technical knockout in his boxing debut to the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August.

"Respect to McGregor for taking a chance but congrats to Floyd on #50," tweeted Pacquiao after Mayweather's victory.

Pacquiao also bowed down to Mayweather in 2015 suffering a unanimous decision setback in the fight dubbed as the "Fight of the Century."