Although he has been officially retired for years, Mr Manny Pacquiao returned to the ring. The 44-year-old legendary Filipino boxer participated in an exhibition match against a YouTuber.
His opponent, South Korean DK Yuconsidered a martial arts expert, calls himself the “Korean Bruce Lee” and has hundreds of thousands of subscribers on his YouTube channel, but he couldn’t last more than two rounds against his arch-rival.
Pacquiao, who after a 26-year career has been involved in politics in recent years but failed to run for the country’s presidency, was a world champion in eight different weight categories.
Proceeds from the match, which took place in the Seoul suburb of Goyang, will go to the homeless in the Philippines and the families of the victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Filipino boxer, who has been a senator in his country since 2016, hinted that there could be more fights to come, calling this fight, as “a great springboard for a comeback. I felt lonely after I retired from active duty. I really missed boxing“, he commented meaningfully, answering “you’ll see”, to the media’s questions about possible other matches in 2023.
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