The Boxing champ and Senator Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao will donate a big portion of his earning from his fight with Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor next year. The said earning witll be donated to the COVID-19 victims, said his special assistant Jayke Joson on Saturday.
“For the sake of all the Filipino Covid-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao will be fighting the UFC superstar Conor Mcgregor next year. The huge portion of his earnings will proceed to those who are affected nationwide by the pandemic,” Joson said in a statement.
“But our beloved Senator doesn’t want to talk about boxing since we are in the middle of the pandemic and this is not the right time for it. His main focus right now is to help here and there, providing relief, shelter, money, and food, among other necessities,” he added.
On Friday, the president of Manny Pacquiao Promotions Sean Gibbons, told AFP that a fight between the eight-division world champion and Irish mixed martial arts star McGregor would be a tremendous global event.
Meanwhile, McGregor said on Twitter he is going to fight Pacquiao next year in the Middle East.
“Anyway all water under the bridge who gives a fook. I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East,” he said.
Based on the report, Joson said, “Regarding the news coming from McGregor himself, we don’t deny it. In fact, our lawyers are finalizing all the confidential details, but both fighters are getting ready for this one epic last boxing fight. According to Paradigm Sports Management head Audie Attar, the fight may happen in the Middle East next year.”
Joson said talks with McGregor’s team led by Attar have been ongoing for almost a year.
However, no exact date has been set yet for the fight of the two champions.
Recalling, the boxing champ last fight in the ring was against Keith Thurman in 2019, wherein the senator got the WBA welterweight crown.
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