IS boxing icon Manny Pacquiao fighting again for a swan song that could provide a fitting closure to his legendary career?
“We did talk to him [former senator Pacquiao] about Kell Brook and he was, you know, happy and excited to come back and fight,” International matchmaker MP Promotions President Sean Gibbons said.
Ezekiel “Kell” Brook, 36, was the International Boxing Federation welterweight champion from 2014-17 and is supposed to fight fellow Briton Conor Benn, who tested positive for doping last year.
“So you know if Conor Benn couldn’t get cleared and there is some way to do Kell Brook, I think that’s a fun fight,” Gibbons said. “I think both of them have great names and they’re both former champions and they put their time in, and I think it is still the fight fans would like to see.”
Pacquiao’s last professional fight was a loss to Cuban Yordenis Ugas on August 21, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the World Boxing Association welterweight crown.
The 44-year-old eight-division world champion announced his retirement on September 29, 2021 to focus on his campaign for the presidency.
Pacquiao returned to the ring last December 11 and won an exhibition fight against South Korea’s DK Yoo, a self-defense instructor and martial artist practitioner but who’s more of an internet personality.
Pacquiao retired with a 62-8-2 win-loss-draw record with 39 knockouts to Brook’s 40-3-0 with 28 knockouts. Josef Ramos