- Conor McGregor will have a boxing fight Manny Pacquiao in January 2021
- The UFC welterweight has confirmed the bout will hold according to boxing rules
- McGregor's last boxing match was his loss to the undefeated Floyd Mayweather
Conor McGregor has confirmed he will fight against Manny Pacquiao in the boxing in January 2021.
The UFC star is set for another epic cross-fight clash against another prolific boxer Pacquiao in the Middle East.
The Notorious who recently announced in the summer that he has quit the Mixed Martial Art (MMA) scene was asked about fighting The Pac Man.
"Anyway all water under the bridge who gives a dam. I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East."
And pound-for-pound icon Pacquiao has now confirmed he will fight the Irishman in a sensational clash.
The Filipino boxer in turn responded that he will fight the Irishman fighter in a boxing format which is expected to be a blockbuster clash.
McGregor lost to Pacquiao's eternal rival Floyd Mayweather courtesy of a tenth round stoppage in 2017 and now he is looking to square off with another pound-for-pound icon.
The 32-year-old has been eyeing another return to boxing since his loss to Mayweather and has now found another opponent that would rake in the millions.
Pac Man, 41, who is a senator in his country has accepted the challenge and has stated that the proceeds from the fight will go towards the relief effort in the Philippines after Covid-19.
A statement from Pacquiao's office read:
"For the sake of all the Filipino Covid-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao will be fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor next year.
"The huge portion of his earnings will proceed to those who are affected nationwide by the pandemic."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Mike Tyson has revealed that he would love to step into the ring with the current WBA, WBO and IBF champion, Anthony Joshua.
The Baddest Man of the Planet will take on Roy Jones Jr, in his comeback fight in November in a highly anticipated eight-round charity exhibition event.
The 54-year-old has insisted that he would love to take on younger heavyweights in future in exhibition bouts.
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