Heads up to all boxing fans out there, a new match is coming later this year. The People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao comes out of boxing retirement for the first time. He is going to have a match against DK Yoo, a South Korean YouTube star, and a master of martial arts.
The purpose of this match-up isn’t going to be a title division up for grabs. However, it is up for something more meaningful than getting a title. So read more to find out!
Pacquiao-Yoo fight for charity
The special exhibition boxing match between Pacquiao and Yoo is for charity. This charity event aims to get funds from the earnings of the match.
Then all the gathered funds are to help the homeless Filipino people to have their own houses. It also aims to help the victims of the Ukraine-Russia war.
Moreover earlier this month, the two signed a contract in General Santos City in the Philippines sealing the deal.
The match is coming in December
As per the reports, the match is going to be held in December this year but there’s no exact day yet. However, the match setting is in Seoul, South Korea.
In addition to the match, it is not going to be the common 12- round fight. Since the match is for a charity exhibition event, it would only consist of 6 rounds max with a time of 2 minutes each.
Both Pacquiao and Yoo are about to undergo training for this anticipated match. So expect that it’s going to be an intense fight and watch it with a cause. More information about the tickets for this match is yet to announce soon.
Is this fight the return of Pacquiao?
Fans may be wondering if this coming fight of Pacquiao is the start of a comeback in boxing. This fight is going to be his first match since August 2021 and then his retirement announcement in September the same year.
According to Philippine Star Global, Pacquiao stated in a recent press conference that he knows that he has retired unless he changes his mind about fighting again.
So there is a chance of him fully coming back to the ring if he decides to change his mind. He did not further state more of his plans. Fans just need to wait for Pacquiao to have his official comeback announcement.
Look forward, for now, to his incoming fight against Yoo and be a part of helping many people in need by watching their match this coming December. More details to be followed soon!
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