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Pacquiao-McGregor to take place in 2021, says Manny’s aide



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What comes after the Fight of the Century and the Money Fight?

The Best of Two Worlds.

Manny Pacquiao’s top aide Jayke Joson has confirmed the ongoing talks between the world’s only eight-division world champion and two-division UFC world champion Conor McGregor.

Joson confirmed the development that the super fight will take place sometime in 2021, and in the Middle East.

“Regarding the news coming from McGregor himself, we don’t deny it. In fact, our lawyers are finalizing all the confidential details, but both fighters are getting ready for this one epic last boxing fight. According to Paradigm Sports Management head Audie Attar, the fight may happen in the Middle East next year,” said Joson.

“It is confirmed the negotiation between the camp of Senator Pacquiao and McGregor is now starting to move on. Again as what our senator says, all his fights are dedicated for the welfare and unity of all Filipinos including this one.”

Both Pacquiao and Mayweather are under Paradigm.

Pacquiao, who is also a 41-year-old senator, plans to give a substantial portion of his fight purse to COVID-19 relief.

“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.”

That amount looks to be in the millions of dollars if the bout comes into fruition.

Pacquiao’s bout with Floyd Mayweather, dubbed the Fight of the Century last May 2, 2015, garnered 4.4 million PPV buys — the richest bout in history.

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McGregor’s intersport fight with Mayweather called The Money Fight, last August 26, 2017, tallied 4.3 million buys.

Early predictions see the bout making close to four-million buys.

Pacquiao owns a 62-7-2 record. He last fought back in July 20, 2019, defeating Keith Thurman to win the WBA World Welterweight Championship.

On the other hand, McGregor (Boxing: 0-1, MMA: 22-4) last fought back in January 20, knocking out Donald Cerrone in Las Vegas. He eventually announced his retirement back on June 6.