Manny Pacquiao eyes potential comeback


45-year-old Pacquiao eyes comeback title match: Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao revealed on Monday that negotiations are currently underway for a potential bout against Mario Barrios for the WBC welterweight world title. The eight-division world champion, who was recently deemed too old for the 2024 Paris Games, is also set to face Japanese MMA fighter Chihiro Suzuki in a three-round exhibition on July 28.

  • Pacquiao retired from professional boxing in 2021 to run for the Philippine presidency, but lost. He has since returned to the boxing ring for exhibition matches, including a victory against South Korea's DK Yoo via unanimous decision in 2022.

  • During the promotion of his match against Suzuki, Pacquiao emphasized that the possible Barrios fight is for the title: “I just want to say to everybody. This is not an exhibition. This is a fight, a three-round fight. We will be looking for a knockout for this fight. So you better watch, and there's going to be a lot of action in the ring. And, of course, I’ll do my best to win by knockout.”

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