BREAKING: Conor McGregor Announces Boxing Return To Fight Manny Pacquiao

Published 09/25/2020, 9:13 PM EDT


UFC Megastar Conor McGregor took to social media and announced some ground-breaking news that has taken combat sports fans by storm. ‘The Notorious’ has targeted a return to action under the bright lights of the ring against Manny Pacquiao. Moreover, he added on to say that the scheduled bout was set to take place in the Middle East.

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The news comes as a massive surprise to fight fans who have been pining for Conor’s return to combat sports. The Irishman unceremoniously hung up the gloves following the main event at UFC 250 earlier this year. Additionally, he didn’t provide any significant details as to the reason for his swift departure from the organization.

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The news of Conor’s plans to fight Manny Pacquiao was delivered through McGregor’s series of Tweets. The posts provided some context as to the main reasons why he suddenly stepped away from the sport. Chiefly, he was targeting a busy 2020 and spoke out on fighting three-to-four times in the year. However, the pandemic brought his plans to a screeching halt, and the fighter elected to retire.

Fight fans and the media have long been hearing about a possible fight between McGregor and Pacquiao being in the works. Both box office superstars are under the same management banner, and a fight seemed almost inevitable. It is undeniable that a bout between the two would be yet another spectacle to behold.

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Conor McGregor fought Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather back in August 2017 in one of the biggest match-ups of all time. Pacquaio is closely associated with both the aforementioned stars and is an obvious pick for a fight. Also, Manny’s camp has played along with the rumors that were part and parcel of an outing with Conor.

There is no doubt that the scrap between the McGregor and Pacquiao will be lucrative for all parties involved. Not to mention, their drawing power is as legitimate as the skills they possess. Fans of the sports will be chomping at the bit for the bout and will hope to be in attendance for the fight.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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