- Manny Pacquiao is technically out of retirement and eager to face opponents like Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia.
- Sean Gibbons suggests that a potential bout between Pacquiao and Conor McGregor would be sensational in Saudi Arabia.
- Conor McGregor claims that Pacquiao owes him $8 million but is willing to waive the debt if they fight at his weight.
In 2021, Manny Pacquiao officially retired from professional boxing. However, the 45-year-old veteran is considering a comeback for the right opponent, with Conor McGregor being one of the possibilities.
Following his retirement after a defeat to Yordenis Ugás in his last professional bout, Pacquiao has engaged in several exhibition fights. This year, he is slated to participate in two exhibitions, including a rematch against Floyd Mayweather in Japan for Rizin.
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Sean Gibbons Says The Boxing Star Is Technically Out Of Retirement
Sean Gibbons told Boxing Scene, that Manny Pacquiao is technically out of retirement and eager to face opponents like Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia. With approximately a year remaining in his timeline, Pacquiao is driven by the desire to compete. Gibbons notes that Pacquiao is in excellent shape, currently training for an exhibition, with hopes that it could lead to more significant opportunities. Gibbons envisions a professional return for Pacquiao.
Gibbons also highlights the long-discussed matchup between Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor, stating that it would be sensational in Saudi Arabia. He suggests Saudi Arabia, particularly praising His Excellency Turki Alalshikh, the chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, for his enthusiasm for hosting significant events. Gibbons views the potential bout between Pacquiao and McGregor as an intriguing and entertaining clash, bringing together two colossal names in combat sports.
“One of the fights that people talked about for a long time was Manny Pacquiao vs. Conor McGregor. That’s something that will be sensational in Saudi Arabia, let’s go. It will be a good place to do it. It’s really simple. His Excellency Turki Alalshikh loves big events, and he’s putting on the best events. It’s a very intriguing and fun fight bringing two of the biggest names together in combat sports.”
Conor McGregor Claimed Manny Pacquiao Owes Him Millions
The Notorious Is Willing To Write Off The Debt If They Fight
During an event in Saudi Arabia last year, Conor McGregor asserted that Manny Pacquiao owed him $8 million as a result of a failed two-fight agreement between them. The planned bout in 2021 was canceled due to strained relations with McGregor’s management agency, Paradigm Sports, which later emerged victorious in a legal dispute against Pacquiao. Despite the legal fees incurred, McGregor has expressed his willingness to waive them if Pacquiao agrees to face him.
McGregor stated, “Manny already owes me $8 million via the court of law. He was signed to my management company and didn’t honor his deal. So fight at my weight, and I’ll square that bill away.” McGregor made these comments while attending the Day of Reckoning boxing event in Saudi Arabia, featuring Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.