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Manny Pacquiao, Mario Barrios Discussing Welterweight Boxing Title Struggle in Fall 2024

Mike Chiari @@mikechiari Featured Columnist IV June 8, 2024 Peerapon Boonyakiat/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Manny Pacquiao is looking to potentially compete in his first boxing match in three years this fall. According to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger, MP Promotions President Sean Gibbons said he is exploring the possibility of setting up a title match between

Manny Pacquiao, Mario Barrios Discussing Welterweight Boxing Title Struggle in Fall 2024

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVJune 8, 2024

BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2023/07/21: Manny Pacquiao, a Filipino boxer poses for a photo to the media during a press conference for the exhibition boxing fight at Iconsiam in Bangkok. The exhibition boxing fight

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Manny Pacquiao is seeking to doubtlessly compete in his first boxing match in three years this fall.

In line with ESPN’s Mike Coppinger, MP Promotions President Sean Gibbons stated he’s exploring the potential of establishing a title match between Pacquiao and WBC interim welterweight champion Mario Barrios.

Concerning the prospect of a conflict with the 29-year-old Barrios, Pacquiao stated: “I made historical past at 40 beating Keith Thurman and I really feel at 45, I’ve so much left within the recreation as I have never taken a number of punishment over the previous few years. … I need to exit making historical past.”

Pacquiao is broadly thought to be the most effective pound-for-pound boxers of his period, as he gained world titles in eight completely different weight lessons over the course of his profession.

He additionally beat many big-name fighters, together with Érik Morales, Juan Manuel Márquez, Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley.

After beginning his profession 54-3-2, Pac-Man misplaced back-to-back fights to Timothy Bradley and Márquez in 2012, beginning an 8-5 run over his ultimate 13 fights.

His most notable loss was a unanimous-decision defeat by the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015 in a combat that boxing followers had been begging to see for years.

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After a controversial loss to Jeff Horn in 2017, Pacquiao reeled off three consecutive wins over notable boxers, beating Lucas Matthysse for the WBA (Common) welterweight title in 2018, retaining it in opposition to Adrien Broner in 2019 after which beating Keith Thurman for the WBA (Tremendous) welterweight title in 2019.

The split-decision win over Thurman was a shock since Thurman was an ideal 29-0 in his profession earlier than that bout.

In his most up-to-date combat, Pacquiao dropped the WBA (Tremendous) welterweight title to Yordenis Ugás in 2021.

Barrios started his profession 26-0 earlier than back-to-back losses to Gervonta Davis and Thurman in 2021 and 2022, however he has gained three in a row since then, together with beating Ugás for the WBC interim welterweight title final yr.

He then beat Fabián Maidana by unanimous choice in Might to retain the interim title, bringing his profession file to 29-2.

It’s honest to marvel if Pacquiao nonetheless has what it takes to compete with the most effective welterweight boxers on this planet on the age of 45, however provided that he was capable of beat Thurman at 40, it could possibly’t be fully discounted.

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