Pacquiao urged: Fight ‘real’ boxers


August 1, 2022

International boxing promoter Aljoe Jaro has a bit of advice for former Senator and eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao: Fight a real boxer or any popular mixed martial artists.

This comes in line with the upcoming exhibition fight between the Filipino champion and South Korean YouTuber DK Yoo scheduled sometime in December in Seoul, South Korea.

Jaro stressed that instead of mixing it up with a social media influencer, Pacquiao should fight boxers or UFC champions such as Conor McGregor for a much bigger purse.

“He shouldn’t fight that Korean first of all. If he really wants to comeback and fight, he should be fighting a real boxer or any popular fighter who has a name like McGregor that can entertain millions of fans around the world,” Jaro said.

“Those types of fights are killing the sport of boxing. If they want some entertainment, they must choose a better fighter than that — like a real boxer who already retired with the same weight class. At the same time, nobody knows that Korean,” he added.

Reports said that Yoo is the founder of Warfare Combat System, a fighting coach with 654,000 subscribers from YouTube, but Jaro said nobody knows him in the United States despite the Korean’s claims that he’s planning to have a future exhibition bouts with McGregor, retired Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul.

“Except some Koreans, nobody knows him especially in the US. The weight and the height difference are not good too. That Korean is taller and I think heavier than him. I expect that fight may end up to a wrestling bout,”Jaro said.

“If he wants to fight for charity to help more Filipinos, I think he should choose a well-known attractive rival that can get millions of earnings from the fight,” he added. “He is Manny Pacquiao and respected by the whole world. He has a big name in the boxing world.”

Jaro is not only a successful trainer abroad but also a great promoter who produced ex-Filipino world champions like IBF minimumweight titlist Florante Condes Jr., WBC flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro, Thailand’s IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng, Denver Cuello and Bernabe Concepcion.

Jaro is also aware of the pending lawsuit of Paradigm Sports Management (PSM) headed by CEO Audie Attar to Pacquiao, but refused to say anything.

Pacquiao was sued by PSM before the Superior Court of California for alleged breach of contract. PSM is also seeking to recover $3.3 million it claims it paid Pacquiao in advance for a fight PSM is eyeing for the boxer.

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