Former UFC champ Conor' Notorious' McGregor took to his Twitter last week to announce that he would be "boxing Manny 'PacMan' Pacquiao next in the Middle East," leaving UFC and boxing fans hyped up worldwide.
While no official date is set in stone between the two fighters, serious talks are currently in process. In an ESPN interview, ParadigmSports CEO Audie Attar, who represents McGregor, states the bout would take place sometime in late January or early December.
Before both sides can fully consider the deal, they have their list of demands for the event. For Pacquiao, that means being a co-promoter for the fight under his newly formed promotion company, Pac Sports and Entertainment, after briefly being signed with ParadigmSports earlier this year.
"I do not have an existing management contract with Paradigm Sports Management. I have formed my own company and am more than willing to give the fans an exciting fight with Conor McGregor under terms where I am the co-promoter with my company." - Pacquiao
In a separate statement given by Pacman's aide Jayke Joson says, "For the sake of all the Filipino Covid-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao will be fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor next year." "The huge portion of his earnings will proceed to those who are affected nationwide by the pandemic."
Stay tuned as we get more details surrounding the McGregor-Pacquiao boxing matchup.
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