Evander Holyfield makes offer to Conor McGregor for Manny Pacquiao fight
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Evander Holyfield is ready and willing to advise Conor McGregor for his potential fight with Manny Pacquiao.
McGregor held talks with the eight-division world champion last year with both men confirming their interest.
The Irishman has since decided to return to the UFC and will face Dustin Poirier on Saturday week.
But he remains determined to take on Pacquiao in what would be his second professional boxing fight following his stoppage defeat by Floyd Mayweather in 217.
And Holyfield, who at 58 is in talks about a comeback fight against Mike Tyson, is willing to pass on some words of wisdom.
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"If I was asked then I would go out to him and say to him, 'You know what, do this thing'," he told The Sun.
"The thing is that I’m not a ‘coach’. I can give him good advice, but I’d have someone else hold the hand pads – I don’t know how to hold hand pads! – I came up hitting hands pads.
"So, it’s like Mayweather, he doesn’t know how to hold hand pads like coaches do. But he was a good fighter.
"There are a lot of things fighters don’t do real well if they were to coach because they were great fighters, so it’s kind of different.
"It’s easy to give directions and advice, but show someone how to do something is different."
McGregor has not fought for almost a year since his 40-second destruction of Donald Cerrone.
He briefly retired from mixed martial arts last year – the third time in four years – and announced he would fight Pacquiao.
The bout was expected to take place early this year in the Middle East but McGregor was instead tempted back to the UFC by a rematch with Poirier.
The rivals first clashed in 2014 with McGregor stopping the American in the first round.