Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.


Manny Pacquiao comeback bout in Abu Dhabi?

Retired boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is reportedly making a comeback, with Abu Dhabi as a potential host for his next match.

Talks are rife that Pacquiao in in talks for a possible fight with Conor Benn in the UAE capital on June 3. Pacquiao’s camp has yet to issue a statement.

Pacquiao, who retired in August 2021, was last seen in a charity bout against YouTuber and South Korean kickboxer DK Yoo last December.

MP Promotions president Sean Gibbons told ESPN on Wednesday that Pacquiao “wants to fight again and feels like he can do it at the highest level.”

Gibbons said the 44-year-old Pacquiao agreed to fight Benn, a 26-year-old unbeaten welterweight. The proposal was from Matchroom Sport chairman Eddie Hearn.

Hearn, meanwhile, said an official announcement will be made soon. He also said that the bout is likely to take place in the Middle East or the United States. ICA/Expat Media

For all the latest news from the UAE and the world, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube page


ADVERTISE HERE Find or post new jobs, motor ads and classifieds

Explore Expat Media