Manny Pacquiao, a living icon and all-time great, appears to have a decent chance of fighting again.
Shortly after, rumors started to circulate that the 44-year-old legend may face the troublesome British boxer Conor Benn in what would be a rematch for both men. Eddie Hearn told everyone not to be shocked if the fight happens.
Of course, Benn is still working to clear his name after testing positive for an illegal stimulant prior to his important grudge match against Chris Eubank Jr. in October.
At least that’s what Pacquiao’s advisor/right hand man Sean Gibbons said speaking with IFL TV.
Sean Gibbons reveals Manny Pacquiao’s plans in his boxing return
“You know, it’s [a Benn fight for Pacquiao] been mentioned, along with Kell Brook, and a few other fighters mentioned with Manny possibly fighting in Abu Dhabi,” said Gibbons.
“But again, Conor Benn has a situation he has to clear up first. In the meantime, Manny’s just staying active, staying ready. He has a lot left to give and he wants to still fight a little more, so I hope Conor Benn gets his issues cleared up,” he continued.
“If not, Kell Brook, if not, whoever the fight fans would like to see Manny [fight]. Because people still want to see Manny Pacquiao, he’s a legend, like Mayweather, Manny, all these guys. So to answer your question, it’s all up in the air,” Gibbons added
When asked if Abu Dhabi would be the location if Pacquiao fought again, Gibbons responded, “Absolutely,” adding that it is “the only place right now that’s been discussed.”
So does this mean that Pacquiao’s return is now official? We’ll have to see. Despite the fact that Manny has previously attempted a number of comebacks, Gibbons is probably correct when he claims that Pacquiao is still a popular fighter.