A few years back talks of a Manny Pacquiao vs Conor McGregor fight had been mentioned but like many big fights in combat sports, nothing ever came of it in the end.

Since then Pacquiao has defied age and continued on a winning streak in his boxing career despite his advanced years.

McGregor as of this time has retired from fight sports but it would appear that retirement has not lasted long.

It has now been confirmed that both men will meet in a fight with more details to follow in due course.

Pacquiao has given a class act gesture of kindness from his office on the news

McGregor for his part saying

Fight fans have been reacting in their droves to the news

In a mad year for the sport of boxing and indeed the world this news hardly comes as a surprise to be fair.

Nice to see the move from Pacquiao on donating a large part of his part to those affected by the virus in his home country.

Where and when the fight takes place remains to be seen.

With no live audiences allowed as of yet for sports in most countries time will tell.