Manny Pacquiao Confirms Boxing Match With Conor McGregor Is On After Explosive Tweets

Now, ‘Pac-Man’ has responded and given the green light for a huge inter-promotional clash next year.

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Pacquiao’s office said per talkSPORT: “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.”

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The 32-year-old retired from UFC earlier this year but his private messages to White showed he was desperate to compete this year.

McGregor was eager to be back in the octagon after making quick work of Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246 and asked White if there was an date for an event in Los Angeles.

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When White told him there was no such event, he then proposed the idea of taking on Diego Sanchez in Dublin – which the 51-year old was not in favour of whatsoever.

They then discussed the possibility of taking on Justin Gaethje, with McGregor wanting a May bout but White explaining they could only do July at the earliest.

McGregor would then reveal the final part of the exchange to show how he was never interested in stepping in as a replacement for the cursed Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson bout that was nixed for a fifth time due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Irishman wanted to fight on his terms, telling White, “the people want a McGregor event, let’s give it to them!”

In June, McGregor claimed he was “bored” of the current situation in UFC as “nothing excites” him.

“The game just does not excite me, and that’s that,” he said.

“All this waiting around. There’s nothing happening. I’m going through opponent options, and there’s nothing really there at the minute. There’s nothing that’s exciting me.”

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