44-year-old boxing legend Filipino Manny Pacquiao (62-8-2, 39 KOs) accepted an offer to hold an exhibition fight against 47-year-old ex-world middleweight champion from Australia Anthony Mundine (48-11, 28 KOs) in the capital of Papua – New Guinea city of Port Moresby.
The possibility of such a fight became known at the end of last year. Now if you believe
Fightnews.comwhich refers to The National, the parties have already successfully agreed on everything and in February they will solemnly sign a contract in Brisbane (Australia).
The “battle” itself is expected in June.
Recall that Manny retired from official sports in 2021 after losing on points to Yordenis Ugas in order to focus on the Philippine presidential elections (which he ultimately lost). He returned to the ring in December 2022, but in an exhibition performance: he “fought” with the South Korean mixed martial arts fighter DK Yoo.
At the end of 2022, Pacquiao visited Japan at the Rizin tournament and agreed to fight under the promotion banner, however, when and with whom he will fight is not yet known.
Previously, Pac-Man suddenly stated that he “wants to test” Spence and Crawford.