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  • Pacquiao vs McGregor Confirmed (someone has posted a spoiler for WBSS in here!)

    Manny Pacquiao’s office confirms Conor McGregor fight

    Dubliner had tweeted to say he will box pound for pound great ‘in the Middle East’

    Philippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will face former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor in the ring next year, and part of proceeds from the fight will go to coronavirus victims in his country, his office said on Saturday.

    Both fighters are “getting ready for this one epic last boxing fight,” said Jayke Joson, special assistant to Pacquiao, who is also a Philippine senator.

    Joson’s statement followed a tweet by Irishman McGregor in which he said that he would be “boxing Pacquiao next in the Middle East”.

    “We don’t deny it,” Joson said of the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champ’s tweet.

    McGregor announced on Twitter in June that he was retiring from the sport for the third time. He first quit the sport in April 2016. In March 2019, he again announced he was hanging up his gloves, but on both occasions the retirements were short-lived.

    Negotiation between the two camps “is now starting to move on”, Joson said, adding a “huge portion” of Pacquiao’s earnings would go to those who were affected by the pandemic.

    Total confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines surpassed 300,000 on Saturday, while deaths rose to 5,284.

    The Philippines has the most confirmed Covid-19 infections in Southeast Asia and the region’s second highest number of coronavirus deaths, next to Indonesia. The 41-year-old Pacquiao, whose speed and power belie his age, is the only man in boxing history to hold world titles in eight different divisions.

    He defeated Keith Thurman to win the WBA Welterweight Super Championship in July, taking his record to 62-7-2 with 39 knockouts.

  • #2
    Eurgh, really hope not!


    • #3
      Very depressing that this is happening. Not only is it of questionable value when it comes to marketing the sport, it also means that Pacquiao is in effect ruled out from contesting a bone fide boxing match until he has even left in the tank.


      • #4
        ---Manny expanding worldwide boxing with this. Remember, Compufraud had McG bludgeoning May mug 111 X, but Manny gonna fire back instead of cower for an early ko if he don't get grappled to death by the immensely stronger McG. Since currently I can't access new topics to post because of software squabbles, Breidas beat Dorticos for the WBSS Ali trophy. Not a recommended fight unless you're keen on watching tepid bathwater ferment.


        • #5

          Pacquiao doesn't have to do that fight, he doesn't need it. MacGregor just wants the money.


          • #6
            McGregor certainly does not need the money. He made more knocking Cowboy out in R1 than Pacroids made in a lifetime. Nvm the TBE PPV.


            • #7
              another Circus!!

              please stop this..