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Boxing News: Manny Pacquiao return date confirmed

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The world of boxing is abuzz with the thrilling news of Manny Pacquiao and his return to the ring. The legendary Filipino boxer, renowned as the only eight-division champion in the sport’s history, is set to make a spectacular comeback.

After an unofficial retirement in 2021 following a defeat to Yordenis Ugas for the WBA Welterweight Title, Pacquiao is ready to re-enter the boxing scene with a bang.

The Match of Legends: Manny Pacquiao vs. Buakaw Banchamek

Pacquiao’s opponent is none other than Buakaw Banchamek, a name more familiar in the realms of kickboxing and Muay Thai.

Banchamek, known as “The White Lotus,” holds an impressive kickboxing record of 241-14-24, including seventy-three knockouts.

He is a two-time K-1 World MAX Champion. However, stepping into the boxing ring is a new challenge for the 41-year-old, who has no prior boxing experience.

Details of the Upcoming Manny Pacquiao Bout

The much-anticipated bout, dubbed “The Match of Legends,” is scheduled for April 20 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

This event promises to be a unique encounter, featuring six three-minute rounds with a two-minute break between each.

The weight limit for the fight is set at 154lbs super-welterweight. The victor will not only earn the WBC Legend Belt but also a prize of ten million baht.

Pacquiao’s Legacy and Future Prospects

Pacquiao’s return is not just a testament to his enduring spirit but also opens up potential future matchups. Notably, Conor McGregor has expressed interest in facing Pacquiao, suggesting a possible bout in Saudi Arabia.

McGregor, who weighed in at 153lbs for his sole professional boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, could be a future opponent for Pacquiao.

FAQ

  • When is Manny Pacquiao’s next fight?
    • Manny Pacquiao’s next fight is scheduled for April 20.
  • Who is Manny Pacquiao fighting?
    • Manny Pacquiao will be fighting Buakaw Banchamek, a renowned kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter.
  • Where will the fight take place?
    • The fight will take place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • What is at stake in this fight?
    • The winner will receive the WBC Legend Belt and ten million baht.
  • Does Buakaw Banchamek have any boxing experience?
    • Buakaw Banchamek does not have professional boxing experience; his background is in kickboxing and Muay Thai.
  • Could Manny Pacquiao fight Conor McGregor in the future?
    • There is potential for a future fight between Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor, as McGregor has shown interest in this matchup.
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