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For the sake of all the Filipino Covid-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao will be fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor


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Pacquiao confirms boxing match with MMA star McGregor next year  Philippine boxing icon says part of the proceeds of the boxing match will go to COVID-19 victims in his country. Pacquiao's office said the fight could be staged in the Middle East after the coronavirus pandemic abates.

“For the sake of all the Filipino COVID-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao will be fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor next year,” Jayke Joson, special assistant to Pacquiao, who is also a Philippine senator, said on Saturday.

"Our lawyers are finalising all the confidential details, but both fighters are getting ready for this one epic last boxing fight,” he said.  Joson’s statement followed a tweet by (some nationality) McGregor on Friday in which he said he would be “boxing Pacquiao next in the Middle East”.  McGregor, 32, announced on Twitter in June he was retiring from mixed martial arts for the third time. He first quit the sport in April 2016. In March 2019, he again announced he was hanging up his gloves, but on both occasions the retirements were short-lived.  McGregor lost to welterweight great Floyd Mayweather in a money-spinning 2017 boxing match. Joson also said the fight could be staged in the Middle East after the coronavirus pandemic abates, adding Pacquiao would donate a “huge portion” of his prize earnings to Filipino COVID-19 victims. 

The Philippines has the most confirmed COVID-19 infections in Southeast Asia and the region’s second-highest number of coronavirus deaths, next to Indonesia.  Total confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines surpassed 300,000 on Saturday, while deaths rose to 5,284.  The 41-year-old Pacquiao, whose speed and power belie his age, is the only man in boxing history to hold world titles in eight different divisions. Advertisement  Pacquiao has not fought since claiming the WBA welterweight crown with a stunning victory over Keith Thurman in Las Vegas in July 2019, taking his record to 62-7-2 with 39 knockouts.  A bout against McGregor, who faced welterweight great Floyd Mayweather in a money-spinning 2017 fight, would guarantee Pacquiao another lucrative payday as he nears the end of an illustrious boxing career.  Despite his one-sided 10th round technical knockout loss to Mayweather in his boxing debut, McGregor had shown he was capable of challenging “the best boxers in the world”, Pacquiao’s promoter Sean Gibbons told AFP news agency. - https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/9/26/pacquiao-confirms-boxing-match-with-mma-star-mcgregor-next-year

 

 

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No doubt McGregor will be pounded to a pulp, and everybody will make lots of money.  

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22 hours ago, Shady said:

Senator Manny Pacquiao will be fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor next year,” Jayke Joson, special assistant to Pacquiao, who is also a Philippine senator, said on Saturday

Gotta love the high standard of reporting sometimes.

Dear Reporter, When it says Senator Manny Pacquiao, that already means/confirms  hes a senator, so you stating that hes "also a Philippines senator" seems a tad superfluous and totally irrelevant.

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Another money fight. Mayweather Jr knocked out Mcgregor a few years back. The Irish luck may be with him.:goodluck_80_anim_gif:

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On 9/27/2020 at 6:48 AM, Shady said:

Senator Manny Pacquiao will be fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor next year,” Jayke Joson, special assistant to Pacquiao, who is also a Philippine senator, said on Saturday

 

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17 hours ago, Freebie said:

Dear Reporter, When it says Senator Manny Pacquiao, that already means/confirms  hes a senator, so you stating that hes "also a Philippines senator" seems a tad superfluous and totally irrelevant.

Never thought I'd be defending Filipino journalism, but he was talking about 2 different people there.

 

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1 hour ago, Shady said:

he was talking about 2 different people there

Thanks.  I missed that the first time I read it but I see what you mean now.  The reporter even used correct punctuation.  Wow.  Lets look at it again:

On 9/26/2020 at 10:48 PM, Shady said:

"..." Jayke Joson, special assistant to Pacquiao, who is also a Philippine senator, said on Saturday.

So we can ignore the part between the commas and it now says:  Jayke Joson, who is also a Philippine senator. . .

But wait a minute.  I checked the list of Philippine senators and there is not Jayke Joson.  Thus I am inclined to agree with Freebie when he snidely says

19 hours ago, Freebie said:

Gotta love the high standard of reporting sometimes.

 

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