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Manny Pacquaio Looks for Comeback Title Fight Against Mario Barrios – News18

Manny Pacquaio Looks for Comeback Title Fight Against Mario Barrios – News18


Manny Pacquiao (Credit: X)

Pacquiao, a former world champion who retired in 2021, spoke in Japan on Monday to promote a three-round boxing exhibition on July 28 against Japanese MMA fighter Chihiro Suzuki.

Manny Pacquiao said Monday that a title fight against Mario Barrios is in the works, with details still being negotiated.

Pacquiao, a former world champion who retired in 2021, spoke in Japan on Monday to promote a three-round boxing exhibition on July 28 against Japanese MMA fighter Chihiro Suzuki.

โ€œWeโ€™re still in under negotiation,โ€ the 45-year-old Pacquiao said of the possible Barrios fight for the WBC welterweight title. โ€œAnd, weโ€™re talking about that. The fight is not materialized yet. But that negotiation is ongoing.โ€

He hinted any eventual fight would be in November or December. But he said his mind was on Suzuki.

โ€œI just want to say to everybody. This is not an exhibition. This is a fight, a three-round fight,โ€ Pacquiao said. โ€œWe will be looking for a knockout for this fight. So you better watch, and itโ€™s going to be a lot of action in the ring. And, of course, Iโ€™ll do my best to win by knockout. Thank you.โ€

Pacquiao lost in the run for the presidency of the Philippines in 2022.

His career boxing record is 62 wins (39 KOs), 8 losses and 2 draws.

Suzuki knows he is up against a legend.

โ€œIn a way this is a challenge for me,โ€ he said. โ€œItโ€™s a real honor to be able to fight against someone who has made history, so I will face him with respect. For me, itโ€™s one of the biggest challenges of my life and a test that I have to overcome.โ€

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(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – Associated Press)



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