It wasn’t an official victory that may rely on his boxing file, however residing legend Manny Pacquiao picked up a victory of types final night time in South Korea, as he had his hand raised and was introduced because the winner after the completion of his six spherical (two minutes per session) exhibition bout with martial arts You Tuber DK Yoo. Yoo, who stunned many by going the gap with Pac Man, additionally had his hand raised.
43 yr previous Pacquiao, the identical age as Yoo, got here in a bit above the middleweight restrict, whereas his opponent was a bit under the light-heavyweight restrict. Manny, at instances opening up, at different instances pulling his punches or not throwing any in any respect, was in full management, and the all-time nice dropped Yoo, within the 4th and sixth rounds. Yoo, a southpaw like Pacquiao, was given loads of alternative to final the gap by the referee.
The environment inside the world was missing, actually no comparability to the good days and nights when Pacquiao was participating in his many Tremendous Fights. Certainly, some publications have referred to Pacquiao’s gig with Yoo as a flop, with followers “staying away.”
On the plus aspect, Manny seemed quick (it’s doable Pacquiao will nonetheless have quick fingers when he’s turned 65!), he earned some cash that he’ll hand over to a worthy trigger, and, above all, Yoo was not badly damage. It was one thing of a enjoyable occasion and nothing extra. Nonetheless, there might be extra to return from Pacquiao – worryingly so.
Previous to the Yoo affair, Pacquiao spoke about the potential of returning to the ring for an actual combat, one in opposition to both Terence Crawford or Errol Spence. In talking with Lance Pugmire, Pacquiao spoke about “testing” Crawford and/or Spence. There’s, too, speak of a doable return combat between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather; with Manny saying he would really like an actual combat with Mayweather, not an exhibition.
Pacquiao retired after his August 2021 choice loss to Yordenis Ugas and perhaps, if Manny had been profitable in his bid for the presidency of his nation, the ring retirement would have caught. However Pacquiao’s bid proved unsuccessful and right here he’s again within the boxing ring. Kind of. Whether or not a real ring return follows we should wait and see. However as has been identified by many, Manny has nothing in any respect left to show so far as boxing goes.