Exclusive: BOXING-Welterweight Division: Manny Pacquiao wants Floyd Mayweather rematch but must be this year

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Manny Pacquiao retired last summer following a defeat to Yordenis Ugas but according to Gibbons, he is ready to lace the gloves up one more time.

The 43-year-old quit the sport to focus on his political career but recently lost out on becoming the Philippines president in their most recent election this year. The senator is open to a possible return though but according to Gibbons, it would have to be this year. “Let’s go,” said Gibbons. “(I)Would love to see it but Mayweather wants none of this smoke due to his ego. “Senator Pacquiao would love an exhibition (against Mayweather). If he was to return it would be this year – But that is a big if,” Gibbons added when asked about a potential Pacquiao comeback.


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Mayweather retired from the professional scene back in 2017. His final fight was a 10th round TKO win over Conor McGregor to retire undefeated at 50-0.

It was the second most lucrative fight of all-time, just behind Mayweather’s win over Pacquiao in 2015. The American has not stayed away from the sport though. Alongside promoting Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis under Mayweather Promotions, the 46-year-old has fought three exhibitions.

It started in 2018 with a brutal win against Tenshin Nasukawa before an eight-round fight with Logan Paul which went the full distance.

His most recent fight was against former sparring partner Don Moore last month. While it went the distance, Mayweather floored Moore and after promised to fight one more time this year. It could see Mayweather and Pacquiao collide for a second time, and should it happen, you can guarantee it will become the highest generating exhibition fight in history.

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Manny Pacquiao

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 This article is about Manny Pacquiao in general. For his boxing career, see Boxing career of Manny Pacquiao.
Manny Pacquiao
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Pacquiao in September 2018
Senator of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 30, 2016

Member of the
Philippine House of Representatives
from Sarangani‘s at-large congressional district
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
Preceded by Erwin Chiongbian
Succeeded by Rogelio Pacquiao
Personal details
Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao

December 17, 1978 (age 43)
Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines

Nationality Filipino
Political party PDP-Laban (2012–2014; 2016–present)
Other political


(m. 1999)


Children 5
Relatives Bobby Pacquiao (brother)
Education Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (no degree)
University of Makati (B.A.)
Website Senate website
Military service
Allegiance  Philippines
Branch/service Flag of the Philippine Army.svg Philippine Army
Rank PHIL ARMY COL FD-Sh.svg Colonel
Boxing career
Nickname(s) PacMan

Height 5 ft 5+12 in (166 cm)[4]
Reach 67 in (170 cm)[4]
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 72
Wins 62
Wins by KO 39
Losses 8
Draws 2

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Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao Sr.CLH (locally [pɐkˈjaʊ];[5] born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino politician and former professional boxer.[6] Nicknamed “PacMan“, he is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. He has been serving as a senator of the Philippines since 2016.

Pacquiao is the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing and has won twelve major world titles.  He was the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes, the first boxer to win major world titles in four of the eight “glamour divisions” (flyweightfeatherweightlightweight, and welterweight), and is the only boxer to hold world championships across four decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s).[20] In July 2019, Pacquiao became the oldest welterweight world champion in history at the age of 40,[21] and the first boxer in history to become a recognized four-time welterweight champion after defeating Keith Thurman to win the WBA (Super) welterweight title.[22] As of 2015, Pacquiao’s fights had generated $1.2 billion in revenue from his 25 pay-per-view bouts.[23] According to Forbes, he was the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2015.[24]

Pacquiao entered politics in 2010 when he was elected as the representative of Sarangani. He held this post for six years until he was elected and assumed office as a senator in 2016. He became the president of his party PDP–Laban in 2020 (which is disputed since 2021).[25][26] On September 19, 2021, Pacquiao officially declared his candidacy for President of the Philippines in the 2022 Philippine presidential election.[27] His plan to expand his political career led to his retirement from professional boxing 10 days later.[28]

Outside of boxing and politics, Pacquiao was the head coach and a player for the Philippine Basketball Association team Kia/Mahindra for three seasons from 2014 to 2017, before founding the semi-professional Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. He has also starred in films and has presented television shows. In music, he has released multiple PARIcertified platinum albums and songs; his cover of “Sometimes When We Touch” peaked at 19 in the United States on BillboardAdult Contemporary chart after a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[29] He is also an Evangelical Christian preacher, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.

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