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Pacquiao, 45, shows off speed with two big fights on table for boxing return



MANNY PACQUIAO proved that he still has his stunning had speed after cancelling his retirement from boxing

The eight-division champion has an upcoming exhibition bout with Muay Thai legend Buakaw Banchamek in Thailand on April 20.

And Pacquiao is rolling back the years in training for the spectacle bout, leaving no stone unturned.

The Filipino icon posted a video on the speed bag effortlessly showing off his quick hands.

Pacquiao hung up his gloves in 2021 following defeat to Yordenis Ugas.


But after a failed presidential election in the Philippines, he opened the door to a boxing comeback.

He even faced Korean martial arts YouTuber DK Yoo in December 2022 and recently announced he was out of retirement.

Pacquiao, 45, went one step further by claiming he was going to rematch Floyd Mayweather, 47, under the Japanese MMA banner RIZIN.

He said in Saitama: “I hope to see you here in Japan again with a big fight against…”

Pacquiao paused before the president of Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN Nobuyuki Sakakibara said: “Floyd Mayweather.”


PacMan then added: “Floyd Mayweather, yeah. I thought that you didn’t want me to say that. But I am excited about that.”


Mayweather has since broken his silence – and did not deny the claim.

Floyd Mayweather breaks silence over Manny Pacquiao rematch

He said on The Pivot Podcast: “When Manny Pacquiao spoke about that, he shouldn’t have because there’s a time and a place for everything.

“I’m not gonna say he’s right and I’m not gonna say he’s wrong. But it’s so crazy, when he spoke about it, I could’ve easily came out and said, ‘You spoke about it.’ I didn’t have to say nothing.

“Just by you saying my name they gave me a cheque for $4million.”

Pacquiao has also been called out by former sparring partner and friend Amir Khan, who is back training ahead of a potential return.

Khan, 37, told SunSport in Riyadh: “I mean I am training a little bit here and there but the thing is the only man that can make that fight happen is Turki Alalshikh.

“I think Turki Alalshikh can make that fight happen between me and Manny Pacquiao.


“Yeah, that’s a fight that would definitely lift me up, for sure.”

Floyd Mayweather beat Pacquiao in their 2015 fight
Pacquiao formerly sparred Amir Khan when both training with Freddie Roach, centre

Source: The Sun

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