Manny Pacquiao To End Brief Retirement For HBO
Ever since Manny Pacquiao drew ire from the mainstream media for his controversial comments comparing gay people to animals, he’s kept a relatively low profile. His retirement from boxing following his victory over fellow boxer Timothy Bradley only served to dwindle his public profile in the mainstream media.
However, like all great legends in sports, music and film, coming out of retirement is a seemingly inevitable task. According to Deadline, the world renowned boxer is slated to end his retirement this fall.
According to a promoter at Top Rank, Pacquiao is slated to fight in an event for HBO Pay-Per View in Las Vegas in either late October or early November. While it is currently unknown who Pacquiao’s opponent will be, the televised event is sure to garner an excessive amount of viewers. Last year, Pacquiao’s fight to fellow boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. was deemed the most lucrative event in boxing history, garnering a massive $400 million in PPV revenue for HBO and Showtime.