Manny Pacquiao is widely regarded as the top pound-for-pound fighter in boxing. All of his accomplishments and accolades ought to make him seem untouchable.
Yet he also can't ignore the giant elephant in the room: settling terms on a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The media fallout left both parties scarred. But Pacquiao arguably got the brunt of the backlash: especially after the first failed fight negotiations.
The war of words hurt his image somewhat. But he's well within his power to do something about it.
Here's a collection of avenues Manny can take in order to keep everyone's mind off of Floyd.
Granted, he's playing with the idea of retirement so most of these options won't bode well for a boxer on his way out.
But turning down the following opportunities may not be the best move in terms of solidifying his legacy.
With that said, the following steps could help keep fans interested in Manny if well executed.