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Pacquiao, mixed martial arts star McGregor to fight in 2021

McGregor announced on Twitter in June that he was retiring from the sport for the third time. He first quit in April 2016. In March 2019, he again announced he was hanging up his gloves, but on both occasions the retirements were short-lived.

Negotiation between the two camps “is now starting to move on,” Joson said, adding a “huge portion” of Pacquiao’s earnings would go to those who were affected by the pandemic.

McGregor has now retired three times but all have been short-lived.

McGregor has now retired three times but all have been short-lived. Credit:Getty Images

Total confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines surpassed 300,000 on Saturday, while deaths rose to 5284.

The Philippines has the most confirmed COVID-19 infections in Southeast Asia and the region’s second highest number of coronavirus deaths, next to Indonesia. The 41-year-old Pacquiao, whose speed and power belie his age, is the only man in boxing history to hold world titles in eight different divisions.

He defeated Keith Thurman to win the WBA Welterweight Super Championship in July, taking his record to 62-7-2 with 39 knockouts.

McGregor has only fought once in professional boxing, suffering a 10th-round technical knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in a lucrative bout that took place in August 2017.

Reuters

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