BOXING LEGEND SENATOR MANNY PACQUIAO CONFIRMS FIGHT WITH UFC STAR CONNOR MCGREGOR


Recent news in the UFC and Boxing world has brought upon the Philippine icon and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao facing off in a match against UFC star Connor McGregor in the coming year. Taking the initiative to help his country during these trying times with the pandemic, Manny Pacquiao decided upon donating part of the proceeds towards the victims of the Corona Virus. The Philippine senator stated that they are currently in discussions with their lawyers to set this match in stone as both boxers are preparing avidly for their next fight.


McGregor took to his social media accounts multiple times to state his retirement from the martial arts world however these were short-lived. The fight has been confirmed to take place however PBC, states Pacquiao to fight two more times with them before he sets off on McGregor.

WHERE WILL THE MATCH PLACE?

With the current travel bans over the world, the two parties had come upon the decision to hold the match in the Middle East once the pandemic subsides. Both fighters are avidly preparing for this fight as they wait for the COVID-19 virus to recede its hold on the world. Manny Pacquiao seeing the aftereffects of the virus in his home country, having the most confirmed cases in Southeast Asia. Holding the place for the second highest deaths the boxing star has stated to donate a huge portion of his prize earnings to help the victims.

FIGHTERS HISTORY

Manny Pacquiao, 41 with his speed and power despite his age. Known for being the only boxer in history to hold world titles in eight different divisions. Pacquiao however has not fought since winning in July of 2019. This victory further pushed his record to 62-7-2 with 39 knockouts.

Connor McGregor, 32 had previously faced and lost in the ring against Floyd Mayweather in 2017. McGregor after a year away from the Octagon stepped back in and faced off Donald Cerrone and won with a technical knockout. This win prompted his winning the Performance of the Night award and also lead him to be the first UFC fighter with the most knockout finishes in featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.