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Conor McGregor is coming out of retirement for a boxing bout with Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao versus Conor McGregor

Pacquiao McGregor

Two legends will exchange punches in a boxing ring next year.

Two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Champion Conor aka “the Notorious” Mcgregor is in line to face Philippine senator and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao next.

Mcgregor, the former mixed martial arts champ once faced Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match where he was defeated via TKO in the 10th round in 2017.

McGregor
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The fight was scheduled for twelve rounds and recorded as the second-highest pay-per-view buy rate in history with 4.3M PPV buys. Second only to Pacquiao vs Mayweather’s “Fight of the Century” in 2015 with 4.6M PPV buys.

Manny Pacquiao the only 8 weight division champion in boxing history and regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time will be back on the ring after beating American boxer Keith Thurman last July 20, 2019.

The match would take place early January, potentially be held in the Middle East.

While the fight is not yet a done deal, Manny Pacquiao’s camp confirmed that a huge portion of his earnings will be used in COVID-19 response in the Philippines.

Pacquiao McGregor

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