After Conor McGregor announced that he would be making his boxing return inside the ring against former Champion and probably one of the greatest boxers of all time, Manny Pacquiao, fights fans were left wanting for exact details. Now, Manny Pacquiao has confirmed his boxing bout against Conor McGregor.
Pacquiao special assistant Jayke Jason provided more details, and confirmed the much anticipated bout between former UFC Champion and boxing Champion. Speaking to ESPN, Jason revealed, “It is confirmed the negotiation between the camp of Senator Pacquiao and McGregor is now starting to move on. Again, as what our senator says, all his fights are dedicated for the welfare and unity of all Filipinos including this one.”
While Conor McGregor stated that he would be returning to the ring in December, according to Manny’s assistant, the bout will take place sometime next year. “For the sake of all the Filipino Covid-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao will be fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor next year. The huge portion of his earnings will proceed to those who are affected nationwide by the pandemic. Our lawyers are finalizing all the confidential details, but both fighters are getting ready for this one epic last boxing fight.” He also revealed that major portions of the earning would go to recover the damage done because of the COVID situation and for the betterment of the Phillipenes.
Conor McGregor announces return
Conor McGregor’s promoter had stated that McGregor is serious about taking on Manny next, and that there are serious talks between both the parties. However, a deal hasn’t been signed yet. With the verbal agreement in place, there’s every reason to believe the much anticipated boxing bout will indeed take place at some point in future.
“It will be a true honour to have faced two of the greatest boxers of the modern era, afraid of a fight.” McGregor stated.
It will be a true honour to have faced two of the greatest boxers of the modern era, afraid of a fight.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 25, 2020
Earlier, Conor McGregor leaked his private messages to UFC President Dana White and revealed his frustration regarding his MMA season. McGregor also opened up on his decision to retire from the sport after failing to find an opponent after his emphatic win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 24 back in January this year.