Dino Maragay – Philstar.com
September 8, 2021 | 8:03pm
MANILA, Philippines – There is a high chance that Sen. Manny Pacquiao will be back in the boxing ring before the end of the year.
The eight-division world champion is definitely not done yet with the sport despite a unanimous decision loss to Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas a few weeks ago.
Responding to a question posed by Philstar.com on Twitter, David Sisson, Pacquiao’s close aide, confirmed that the Filipino icon will indeed carry on with his career, perhaps with hopes of ending things on a high note.
Most likely a December fight, if not then early January.
— David Sisson (@david_sisson35) September 8, 2021
But there is no rush to name a next opponent, although a rematch with Ugas — whose jabs and looping right hands led him to a victory over Pacquiao at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last August 21 (August 22, Manila time) — will definitely be on the table for Pacquiao.
Pacquiao is turning 43 on December 17, but said he has not lost his desire to train and fight.
On Wednesday, he emerged from a mandatory 10-day quarantine from Conrad Manila in Pasay City and is expected to focus on his political career in the coming weeks.