Manny Pacquiao Next Fight: Pacman To Face Ryan Garcia?

Manny Pacquiao To Face American Boxer Ryan Garcia?

MANNY PACQUIAO – The trainer and close friend of boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, Buboy Fernandez, said Pacman is headed for a major ring comeback with Ryan Garcia as the target.

Former 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao retired from boxing back in 2021 following his loss to Cuban boxer Yordenis Ugas. He will make his return to boxing in December.

The 43-year-old Pacman is seemingly following in the footsteps of his long-time rival Floyd Mayweather, as he will face South Korean YouTuber and martial artist DK Yoo in an exhibition bout in South Korea.

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Based on a report from Philstar, there is talk in Manny Pacquiao’s camp that if the Pinoy champ emerges unscathed in his December 10 six-round exhibition fight with DK Yoo, the next step would be another exhibition, possibly in February at the MOA Arena, with the ultimate goal being a high-profile Cinco de Mayo match versus unbeaten Ryan Garcia.

As Yoo is his primary concern, Pacquiao himself is keeping quiet about his intentions. However, camp sources believe Pacquiao is preparing for a significant ring comeback with Garcia as the opponent. Buboy Fernandez, Pacquiao’s trainer, and close friend envisions a fight with a catchweight of 142 pounds.

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According to the report, Buboy Fernandez said that after the DK Yoo engagement, Manny Pacquiao might participate in another exhibition to gauge his readiness for a legitimate comeback. Pacquiao might consider an exhibition at the MOA Arena in February as he hasn’t competed domestically since defeating Mexican Oscar Larios at the Araneta Coliseum in 2006.

In the weight room, Pacquiao doesn’t appear to be 43 years old, according to Jonathan Peñalosa, who assists with his training in General Santos City. In his preparation for Yoo, Pacquiao isn’t cutting any corners, and if he performs well in Seoul, it might lead to further ring appearances. Fernandez stated that the fight might happen if Garcia is serious about facing Pacquiao.

“It’s an honor to share the ring with Pacquiao,” said Garcia who’s 24.

“I will always respect what he did in and out of the ring. A dream turned reality. Here’s to the best man winning” he added.

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Garcia has a 23-0 record and 19 knockouts. He has a 70-inch reach and is 5-10. Romero Duno, a Filipino, was defeated by Garcia in 2019 after just one round. Garcia was only two years old when Pacquiao made his professional debut in 1995.

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