Manny Pacquiao will fight again. And not just in bouts or fair bouts. Sean Gibbons sent a tweet to Yahoo Sports explaining how the “living legend started training today” and is “looking for a fight to end his retirement.” This is according to Kevin Ewell. The target fight appears to be a one-on-one battle with Conor Bean.
“Waiting for Eddie Hearn,” Gibbons wrote on Twitter. “The senator is ready to gurgle.”
Unbeaten British welterweight Benn punches right back – “The biggest fight of the year. Ever.”
Soon after, some chatter surfaced that the 44-year-old superstar might fight Bean in what will be a comeback fight for both men – with Eddie Hearn telling us not to be surprised if the fight happens.
Bean is of course still fighting to clear his good name, having tested positive for an illegal stimulant prior to a major domestic grudge match with Chris Eubank Jr. in October. But now Pac-Man seems really interested in fighting Bane, and later this year.
Soon after, Sean Gibbons spoke with IFL TV about it:
“You know, it is [a Benn fight for Pacquiao] They are mentioned, along with Kell Brook, and a few other fighters who have been mentioned with Manny possibly fighting in Abu Dhabi,” Gibbons said. “But again, Connor Bean has a situation he has to clear up first. Meanwhile, Manny remains active and poised. He has a lot to give and he wants to keep fighting a little bit more, so I’m hoping Connor Bean gets his issues fixed. If not, Kell Brook, if not, who would like to see Mane [fight]. Because people still want to see Manny Pacquiao, he’s a legend, like Mayweather, Manny, all those guys. So to answer your question, it’s all up in the air.”
Gibbons was asked the question would it be Abu Dhabi if he fought Pacquiao again, and said “Absolutely”, that Abu Dhabi was “the only place that’s been discussed now”. So, could we see the former Eight-Weighted King rise again? What is that old boxing adage – “They all come back?” Manny has of course shot a number of comebacks before now, but Gibbons is probably right when he says that people still want to see Pacquiao fight.
But against Ben? against brock? Both British fighters have their issues (Brock recently posted a message on social media writing how he was going to get the “help I needed” – this after he was videotaped sniffing some white powder at a party at his home).
It will be interesting to know the names of the other fighters Gibbons has talked about in terms of who he might fight Pacquiao next if he returns. But would you sell Pacquiao’s fight between? You’re right about that, the controversial aspect alone would be enough to change tickets.
All we can do at this point is tune in, and maybe answer the question: Would you like to see Manny Pacquiao fight again?
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