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Gibbons revives Pacquiao return talks

It’s Covid-19 that’s why.

Nick Giongco

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It’s not the end of the world for Manny Pacquiao following the devastating defeat suffered by prospective foe Conor McGregor yesterday in Abu Dhabi.

Sean Gibbons, who runs the Pacquiao-owned MP Promotions, told Daily Tribune that PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) Boxing and Al Haymon are going to find a way on how to assemble a card that will be headlined by the Filipio eight-division champion.

“PBC, Al Haymon and myself have always been working silently and we’re going to see what’s the best out there for the Senator,” Gibbons said just moments after Dustin Poirier scored a second-round knockout of McGregor at Fight Island in the United Arab Emirates.

The current coronavirus situation has made it difficult not just for PBC, but for all major promoters to assemble a huge show featuring boxing’s marquee names.
“It’s Covid-19 that’s why,” Gibbons said.

PBC has the finest welterweights under contract and this alone is proof that it won’t be difficult to pit Pacquiao against the other champions.

Pacquiao holds the World Boxing Association champion while Errol Spence holds the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Council titles. Only World Boxing Organization ruler Terence Crawford is not under the PBC banner.

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