Filipino boxing icon and all round good guy for humanity Manny ‘PacMan’ Pacquiao has stirred up some debate on social media.
The eight-weight world champion has not fought like most world level fighters since 2019 due to the ongoing situation in the world.
Recent reports suggesting he would take on UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match seem to have been quashed with little flame to those fires since initial speculation.
Now though he’s shown that he definitely at least wants to fight:
Pacquiao has defied biological conventional wisdom in recent years at the age of 41.
Beating top tier competition much younger than him in 2019 in the form of Keith Thurman and Adrien Broner before that.
He’ll turn 42 later this year and one has to wonder how long he can go on for.
At least at the highest world championship level of the sport.
To date Pacquiao has compiled a professional boxing record of 62-7-2-39 KO.
In a career starting in 1995 he has come some way from poverty to where he is today, no doubt.
For a stroll down memory lane last year of his fight with Keith Thurman check it out here:
(Hat tip PBC Fox YouTube)
With boxing as a sport needing its biggest stars like Pacquiao to box at least once before this calamity of a year expires, one would hope to see him back in the ring very soon.