Former Senator Pacquiao to fight in Saudi Arabia

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, who ended his run for president last year in his country, said on Tuesday that he is considering a show fight in Saudi Arabia next January.

The 43-year-old ex-world champion in six different categories will negotiate a fight with his former training partner, Frenchman Zhaber Ziani, in Riyadh.

Pacquiao, who had previously ruled out a return to professional boxing, said by phone from his home in General Santos as he prepared for a charity match against a well-known YouTuber: “We’ll start negotiations.”

And he ended a 26-year career with a points loss against Cuban Yordenis Ogas in Las Vegas in August 2021, knowing that the former senator from 2016 failed at the beginning of the year in the race for the presidency of the country.

On an upcoming 6-round charity match in Seoul on Dec. 10 against the huge Da Kai Yu, fighting game expert, Pacquiao, following in the footsteps of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr., said: “I will prepare as if I am going to fight for – for real.

Source: AFP

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