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Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.

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Pacquiao insists fight with YouTuber not a comeback

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said his exhibition fight in December against South Korean YouTuber DK You will not signal an end to his retirement.

The Filipino star retired last year after losing to Yordenis Ugas in a welterweight title clash. He then ran for president of the Philippines but lost.

Talks are rife that Pacquiao is interested in a full comeback into the ring, starting with a renewed fight with Errol Spence.

Pacquiao, however, clarified his intentions for the exhibition match, which will be fought over six rounds at two minutes each.

“I just want to work hard and make sure my condition is 100 per cent so I can still show off my skills in the ring,” Pacquiao told Rappler. “Although this is just a charity event to help people out, we will still prepare like it’s a championship fight.

“I took this exhibition to help out more in need, so we can continue giving out homes to our countrymen who don’t have one. I already have a lot of Pacman Villages started, but not yet finished. The income from this fight will be used for more homes,” he added. ICA/Expat Media


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