Manny Pacquiao and Ryan Garcia? If you think it’s a weird idea, it’s almost real.
1 week later Reported by Mike Coppinger of The Athletic 22-year-old Garcia and 41-year-old Pacquiao were in preliminary negotiations, the latest update is under negotiation, and unlike previous reports in the past few days, this is a real battle and an exhibition Is not.
Yahoo’s Kevin Iole They say they have agreed to face each other next, but securing funding for this match is one of the hurdles. Veteran boxing journalist Steve Kim “It’s behind this event,” said One Entertainment Group. One Entertainment Group is not affiliated with ONE Championship, so don’t confuse the two.
Another issue is weight class. Pacquiao is currently competing for £ 147, while Garcia is a £ 135 competitor. The compromise is catchweight Between 140 and 147 per copping jar, Garcia’s adviser Guadalupe Valencia said the negotiations were “progressing.”
The legendary Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO) hasn’t fought since he left Keith Thurman to win the WBA welterweight title in July 2019. Because this is boxing, the WBA has made him a “breaking champion” and a champion who promoted Jordenis Ugas. anything. Pacquiao was clearly interested in fighting Conor McGregor, but Dustin Poirier crushed that simple payday for him.
Garcia (21-0, 18 KO) is a growing boxing sensation that has recently signed a sponsorship deal with Gatorade. He has won a bodyshot KO against former lightweight title challenger Luke Campbell, who knocked him down in the second round. Nevertheless, it was the best and greatest victory of Ryan’s career.
The details and location of the broadcast are unknown at this time, but if all goes well, we’ll probably see more in the coming weeks.
– MMA Sports
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