WOW! Manny Pacquiao Willing to Fight Jake Paul for Free

Published 08/03/2021, 3:19 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao ranks among the biggest legends of boxing today. With his charismatic aura, coupled with unmatched boxing skills, Pacquiao has stayed around the game for almost three decades. He still is a top technician and is showing no signs of slowing down.

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However, as ‘Pacman’ (42) is unquestionably in the final strides of his career, the fans might see the legend hang up his gloves from the game soon. But, even after he leaves the sport for good, Pacquiao’s love for boxing will undoubtedly prevail over anything.

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That said, even in the future, The Filipino Senator won’t shy away from taking celebrity boxing bouts. In a fresh interaction with Supercar Blondie, ‘Pacman’ detailed his interest in fighting the celebrity boxing star, Jake Paul.

He said, “It depends. Not the money, it’s about how we fix and negotiate.”

“I mean, it’s just having fun. Why not interesting people but nothing charges.” 

As the reporter said, “Oh, no charges, just to entertain people”, Pacquiao chuckled, seemingly hinting that he may box for free.

For now, Pacquiao is preparing for his war against Errol Spence Jr. This will be his much-awaited return to the game after a two-year hiatus.

Also, looking at his above comments, it seems the 42-year-old has expanded his horizons for an exhibition/celebrity bout. Hence, he might be keen to trace a celebrity bout in the future against ‘The Problem Child’.

Manny Pacquiao vs Jake Paul – The most unusual matchup?

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Jake Paul is just 3 fights old in the boxing world and he’s already accrued attention from the likes of Pacquiao and more. That said, if it reaches the ring, a fight between him and Pacquiao will be one of the most unusual matchups ever. This is because the hardcore boxing lovers would have never envisioned the Filipino boxing legend taking up a fight against Jake Paul.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: Manny Pacquiao in the ring during the WBA welterweight championship against Adrien Broner at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

If this contest happens by any means, it’ll be the talk of the town for obvious reasons. Would you be interested in seeing Jake Paul vs Manny Pacquiao?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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