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Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao to unretire for exhibition match with Korean YouTuber DK Yoo

  • Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is returning to the ring for the first time since his retirement to fight South Korean YouTuber DK Yoo in an exhibition match.
  • DK Yoo, who gained popularity as a sports and fitness instructor, first revealed that he is fighting Pacquiao via a YouTube video posted on June 21.
  • Billed as “Pacman VS DK Yoo,” the exhibition match will be held in South Korea on Dec. 10.

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is coming out of retirement to fight South Korean YouTuber DK Yoo in an exhibition match this December. 

Officially announced on Thursday, the bout marks the eight-division world champion’s first appearance in the ring since he retired from boxing in September last year.

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather to face Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura in exhibition bout

  • Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, 45, is set to face off against Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura, 29, in an exhibition boxing match in September.
  • During introductions, a composed Asakura in sunglasses stated, “I’m an MMA fighter but I’m going to use this opportunity and I’m going to use [Mayweather] to raise my name and value internationally. I will win this fight.”
  • Mayweather appeared even more relaxed, sharing that his legacy was “already engraved in stone,” referring to his recent induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
  • Despite Asakura’s impressive record of 16-3, Mayweather is heavily favored to win, having retired with a 50-0 professional record in 2017.

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, 45, is set to face off against Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura, 29, in an exhibition boxing match in September.

The announcement was made during a press conference on Monday, during which Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara was seated between the two athletes.  

Manny Pacquiao’s son Jimuel stands at 1-0 after his first US amateur boxing win

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  • The eldest son of Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, Jimuel, won his first-ever sanctioned amateur fight against Mexican American boxer Andres Rosales on Saturday.
  • The 21-year-old boxer prepared for the match under his famous father’s assistant of 10 years, Marvin Somodio, and represented his home gym.
  • While Manny Pacquiao was unable to attend, he posted a heartfelt message on his Instagram account stating he was “so proud.”
  • Manny Pacquiao recently retired from the sport at the end of last year, at the same time he announced he would be running for president of the Philippines.

Jimuel Pacquiao kicked off his boxing career with his first amateur fight win.

On Saturday, March 12, Emmanuel “Jimuel” Pacquiao, 21-year-old son of Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, 43, and his wife Jinkee Pacquiao, was victorious by decision in his first-ever sanctioned amateur fight over Mexican American opponent Andres Rosales. Pacquiao Jr. now stands at 1-0 in his amateur career.

Filipino boxer Mark Magsayo wins WBC featherweight belt, becomes 5th active Filipino world boxing champion

Mark Magsayo wins WBC featherweight belt
  • Boxer Mark Magsayo kept his undefeated record intact by beating Gary Russell Jr. to win the World Boxing Council featherweight belt.
  • Magsayo is now the fifth active Filipino world boxing champion, joining current champs Rene Cuarto, Jerwin Ancajas, John Riel Casimero and Nonito Donaire.

Filipino boxer Mark Magsayo secured a majority decision win over American boxer Gary Russell Jr. and received the World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight belt in Atlantic City on Saturday.

#AndNew 🇵🇭🙌🏼 @markmagsayo_MMM ends Gary Russell Jr’s title reign to become the WBC Featherweight World Champion. #RussellMagsayo pic.twitter.com/oWSYIwGoyf

Manny Pacquiao Will Fight Conor McGregor for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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Manny Pacquiao’s camp has confirmed a match between the Filipino boxing legend and Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor is in the works with all proceeds going to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.

The 32-year-old UFC star first mentioned the match on Sept. 25 on his Twitter account, saying he will be going up against “Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East,” according to ESPN.

Japanese Boxer, 26, Makes ‘Millions’ After Stunning Defeat of Filipino World Champion

It appears there’s no stopping this “monster” from conquering the boxing world. No, not even Filipino fighter Nonito Donaire, who has been considered as one of boxing’s all-time greats.

Naoya Inoue, the 26-year-old Japanese boxer known as “the Monster,” was indeed an absolute beast when he outshone a world-class Donaire in what came down as a modern boxing classic at the Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Thursday.

Counting Down the Top 10 Greatest Asian Athletes Of All Time

The Tokyo Olympics may still be a year away, but it’s never a bad time to talk sports. Specifically, we’re talking the greatest of all time in sports, Asian edition.

Rankings are hard enough as it is, but comparing across disciplines is a different ball game altogether — which is why we totally had to give it a go. Here’s our list of the top 10 Asian athletes ever, be it on the court, pitch, pool and everything in between.

Floyd Mayweather Earns $9 Million After Defeating Japanese Kickboxer in 3 Minutes, Sparks Outcry

It took Floyd Mayweather less than one round to defeat his Japanese fighter Tenshin Nasukawa in their New Year’s Eve bout in Saitama, Japan.

The American boxing legend earned his $9 million dollars fight money without much fuzz on Monday, sending the local kickboxing star the canvas three times in the first two minutes of their one-sided match.