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Manny Pacquiao plans to return to boxing

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon.- The boxer Filipino Manny Pacquiao, who had just retired from the ring last year, plans to return in January 2023 for an exh


MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon.The boxer Filipino Manny Pacquiao, who had just retired from the ring last year, plans to return in January 2023 for an exhibition fight in Saudi Arabia against Frenchman Jaber Zayani.

At 43 years old, the former world champion in six different categories is in talks to reach an agreement and be able to fight Zayani, who was his former training partner.

Pacquiao had ended his long 26-year career losing on points to Cuban Yordenis Ugas in August 2021.

After moving away from the ring, Pacquiao ventured into the politics of his country and first became a senator in 2016 and this year he contended for the presidency of the Philippines, but was not favored with the vote of the citizens.

Thus, Manny Pacquiao could join the former boxers who have returned from retirement to begin a series of exhibitions, as has been the case with Floyd Mayweather, who faced YouTuber Logan Paul in a fight last year, and had knocked out a young Japanese kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa, in two minutes in December 2018.