Manny Pacquiao Planning to Return to Professional Boxing; To Fight Conor Benn?

Manny Pacquiao vs Conor Benn?

MANNY PACQUIAO – The People’s Champ is planning to return to professional boxing as he allegedly going to face boxer Conor Benn.

Pacquiao is a professional boxer and a former politician who previously served as senator. He is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, winning world titles in eight different weight classes. Outside of boxing, has been actively involved in various philanthropic and humanitarian efforts. He is also a musician, actor, and businessman.

It seems that Manny Pacquiao is really looking for a comeback in boxing after MP Promotions President Sean Gibbons revealed Pacquiao’s plan to return to the ring. According to reports, Pacquiao’s team is already in talks for a possible fight against Conor Benn. If it pushes through, the fight is expected to happen in June in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Manny Pacquiao

It can be recalled that Pacquiao announced his retirement from boxing after losing to Yordenis Ugas.

“Manny is an all-time great and he feels like he still has a lot of fight left in him and he still wants to compete at the highest level. And this fight [vs. Benn] was presented to him by [promoter] Eddie Hearn, and he agreed. Ball is in Eddie Hearn’s court. Pacquiao ready to go,” Gibbons said.

The matchup between Pacquiao and Benn has reportedly been discussed as early as December. “We are in the process of selecting Conor Benn’s next opponent and have been in active talks with Manny Pacquiao’s team,” Eddie Hearn told ESPN.

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Benn has a record of 21 wins and 14 knockouts while Pacquiao, on the other hand, has a record of 62 wins, 8 losses, and 39 knockouts.

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