Manny Pacquiao, the legendary Filipino boxer, has agreed to face off against Conor Benn, according to Pacquiao’s manager, Sean Gibbons.
The news broke on social media, with Gibbons tweeting that “Team Pacquiao has agreed to fight Conor Benn. Further details to follow.”
Conor Benn, 24, currently holds the WBA Continental welterweight title and is the son of former world champion Nigel Benn. Pacquiao, on the other hand, is a former WBA (Super) welterweight champion and has won world titles in eight different weight divisions.
The bout between these two talented fighters is expected to be a major event in the boxing world. However, details about the date and venue of the fight are yet to be announced.
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Pacquiao, 43, has not fought since his loss to Yordenis Ugas in August 2021. Benn, with an unbeaten record of 19 wins and 0 losses, will undoubtedly provide a tough challenge for the Filipino legend.
The announcement of this fight has generated excitement in the boxing community, with fans eagerly anticipating further details about the highly-anticipated matchup between two of the sport’s most talented fighters.