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December date spells the end of Manny Pacquiao as a pro boxer

Manny Pacquiao confirming an exhibition against a martial artist YouTuber this December has ended hopes of another professional fight.

Former Senator Pacquiao will turn 44 the week before facing DK Yoo in a Floyd Mayweather-style move-around.

Yoo, a vlogger who launched a brand of combat fitness, steps into the ring with Pacquiao on December 10th.

Manny Pacquiao retired

As Pacquiao has no other plans to compete in the sport before then, his pro career closes with a loss against Yordenis Ugas.

It was thought Pacquiao would have one more fight after losing the Filipino Presidential election in May. As it turned out, only an exhibition is in the pipeline.

Therefore, “Pacman” pulls the curtain down in an impressive run in the paid ranks with a 62-8-2 record.

Winning world titles in eight separate weight classes, an unprecedented feat, Pacquiao is a legend of his lifetime.

Floyd Mayweather

On the flip side, remaining out of welterweight contention against Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford could prove far more lucrative.

This time on the exhibition circuit, a second fight with Floyd Mayweather would give both men the chance to earn another eight figures.

Re-enacting the most profitable Pay Per View of all time – even without a title or pro status – would undoubtedly see the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. record under threat.

Tyson and Jones sold 1.5 million buys when they fought in 2020. MayPac 2 would have every chance of overhauling that and reaching two million.

That’s all to come for Pacquiao, who, like Mayweather, still has the name to command hefty fees for ring appearances alone.

DK Yoo

First up is DK Yoo, an opponent who has fought in the ring previously. In that event, he got dominated by UFC fighter Bradley Scott.

There’s no doubting that Pacquiao will be a much stiffer test. But such is the nature of exhibitions these days – it’s expected that Pacquiao will go easy on him.

A press conference will soon be held with Pacquiao and Yoo to discuss the match-up.

WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews and Twitter @worldboxingnews.