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Manny Pacquiao 2019: Welterweight Legend to Have Another Boxing Fight in July?
Manny Pacquiao remains active in his boxing career despite having other major responsibilities such as being an incumbent Senator of the Philippines. But based on his previous statements, it is possible to see him back in the ring in July.
Pacquiao’s fight with Adrien Broner was a blockbuster opening to the lineup of boxing matches in 2019. After winning the fight via unanimous decision, the welterweight legend seemingly felt more confident and even floated the possibility of having up to three fights this year.
Shortly after his win against Broner, it can be recalled that Pacquiao reiterated that he is not too picky about whom he will fight next. The athlete and politician told local news outlets, in consideration of his official schedule as a lawmaker, a fight in July might take place.
At this point, nothing is set in stone yet about the supposed July fight. But with Pacquiao’s status in the boxing world, it has not been that difficult to find the worthy opponent. He also showed seriousness in adding more matches this year after asking his millions of Twitter followers in February for their opinion on the next boxer he should face.
The said poll was convincingly won by Floyd Mayweather Jr. But he has been adamant that he has since retired from boxing implying that a rematch with Pacquiao might never happen. On the other hand, there are several recurring names that are reportedly being considered to be matched up with Pacquiao including Keith Thurman, Errol Spence, and Amir Khan.
However, the bigger question at this point is whether or not Pacquiao’s camp is making arrangements to make a July fight happen. Despite the talked about Twitter poll in February, an insider told Forbes that they have not officially discussed Pacquiao’s next fight as of March.
Meanwhile, the same report suggested that Pacquiao might be personally leaning toward Spence as his next opponent. Forbes pointed out that among the three above-mentioned potential opponents, the former eight-division champion only flew out of the Philippines for Spence’s match against Mikey Garcia, which the former won in a unanimous decision.