The Notorious One returns to the big sport. Conor McGregor will fight Manny Pacquiao.
What is Known?
The Irishman revealed the details of the correspondence with Dana White. Actually, he posted this correspondence on the network. What comes after this? First, it was carried out in early 2020, even before the situation with the pandemic. Second, Conor was ready to fight Justin Gaethje in May. But Dana once again proved to be an incredibly far-sighted strategist and held back the fight. We all know the result – Justin is preparing for a title fight with Khabib on Fight Island.
How Was McGregor’s Living in Retirement?
During his official absence in sports, the 32-year-old ex-UFC champion in two weights did not show anything positive. Unfortunately, he became even more associated with whiskey and other ugliness. The icing on the cake of almost six months’ vacation was the arrest and rape charges brought against him by the Italian police. By the way, he traveled through the Apennines with his wife and daughter.
What about Money?
From a marketing point of view, everything is built quite competently. Due to the pandemic, the dates of many iconic boxing events have shifted.
McGregor’s Las Vegas duel with Floyd Mayweather grossed over £ 450 million thanks to 4.3 million North American pay-per-view purchases. That is the second result in history, behind only Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, who earned 4.6 million in 2015. It is scary to imagine how much, with the strong work of all interested parties, the participants in the process can count on. A new record may well happen.
Manny Pacquiao’s manager also announced that a huge part of the proceeds that he will receive for the upcoming fight will go to help victims of the pandemic in the Philippines.
Let’s hope Conor McGregor will fight Manny Pacquiao next year.
Who can will in this fight?