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Manny Pacquiao says DK Yoo exhibition just for charity, not for return warm-up

After almost a year and a half of inactivity, Manny Pacquiao will return to the squared circle.

The world’s only eight-division world boxing champion will face Korean Youtuber, famous Korean Youtuber DK Yoo in December 2022 in Seoul Korea.

But it won’t be a sanctioned fight as it is an exhibition match.

Yes, the former senator has opened his doors for exhibition matches.

“Pangarap ko marami pang matulungan na mga tao. Makatulong sa mga kababayan nating walang sariling tahanan. Ayun talaga ang adbokasiya ko na dapat bawat pamilya may sariling tahanan,” said the 43-year-old future hall of famer during a press conference held at Shangri-La The Fort in BGC.

“Para maipagpatuloy natin yung pagbibigay ng sariling tahanan sa bawat pamilya, kailangan natin kumita sa pamamagitan ng ganitong event na exhibition. Charity event,” he added.

“Excited ako hindi yung sa pagbabalik sa taas ng ring. Excited ako sa ilang tao, ilang pamilya ang matulungan ko sa event na ito.”

The proceeds of the charity match will be for the rehabilitation of homes in war-torn Ukraine.

When asked about the possibility of unretiring, Pacquiao did not hesitate to debunk it.

Pacquiao last fought back on August 21, 2021, losing via unanimous decision against Yordenis Ugás.

He announced his retirement soon after as he ran for president.

“Wala naman. Sa ngayon, ang alam ko nag-retire na ako nung nag-announce ako ng retirement. Yun yung nasa puso ko, nasa mind ko. Unless magbago yung isip ko or puso ka na gusto kong lumaban ulit. Pero ‘di pa ko nagiisipnng ganon,” said Pacquiao, who ended his career with a 62-8-2 record.

“Ang sa’kin is kung pano ako kumita para maitulong sa taong bayan, maitulong sa mga kababayan natin.”

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