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Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao confirmed by Filipino’s team

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Sept. 26, 2020

Manny Pacquiao vs Conor McGregor appears to be on after a statement emerged from the eight-weight boxing world champion’s team.
McGregor tweeted on Friday that he will be ‘boxing Pacquiao next in the Middle East’ after confirming failed attempts to set up fights in the UFC .
Now Pacman’s side have verified that, with a statement being released from his business partner Jayke Joson, via The Inquirer.
‘For the sake of all the Filipino Covid-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao will be fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor next year,’ the statement read .
‘The huge portion of his earnings will proceed to those who are affected nationwide by the pandemic.
‘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.
‘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.
‘Personally, I am honoured we are given by Senator MP (Manny Pacquiao) the full and the only authority to negotiate with the camp of McGregor together with business manager Arnold Vegafria, legal counsel Atty. Brando Viernesto and Audie Attar’s special assistant Ping Nepomuceno.
‘It is confirmed the negotiation between the camp of Senator Pacquiao and McGregor is now starting to move on. Again as what our senator says, all his fights are dedicated for the welfare and unity of all Filipinos including this one.’
McGregor’s tweets on Friday explained how he had tried to set up fights with the likes of Justin Gaethje and Diego Sanchez in the UFC, but failed to do so.
If and when he boxed the Filipino legend, he will have taken on two of the greatest fighters ever in the boxing ring, after his defeat to Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.
‘Multiple opponents, multiple dates offered throughout. All to take place back to back,’ tweeted the Irishman.
‘Then when Covid hit and the talk was that I would have to wait for crowds again, I walked away from the situation. I was waiting long enough at that stage.
‘Anyway all water under the bridge who gives a fook
‘I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East. It will be a true honour to have faced two of the greatest boxers of the modern era, afraid of a fight.’
While both camps appear very keen to make the fight, no date or venue has been confirmed yet and nothing will be made official until the details have been finalised.
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