Boxing

Manny Pacquiao hopes for Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch

Boxing experts have mixed reactions to the result of the recent bout between reigning World Boxing Council Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, 33, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States and Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury, 30, of Manchester, England, United Kingdom. Among those who shared his opinion on the bout was Filipino boxing legend Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, 38, of General Santos City, Philippines.

Fury challenged Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States on December 1, 2018. Both fighter had their undefeated professional boxing record intact after the 12-round bout.

The decision of judges Alejandro Rochin, Robert Tapper and Phil Edwards was not unanimous. Edwards scored it 113-113 but Rochin and Tapper’s score cards recorded 115-111 in favor of Wilder and 110-114 in favor of Fury, respectively.

With a split draw decision, Wilder is still the reigning WBC Heavyweight Champion. He now holds a professional boxing record of 40 wins, 0 loss and 1 draw while Fury now has 27 wins, 0 loss and 1 draw.

Currently, Pacquiao holds a professional boxing record of 60 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws. He has been competing professionally since 1995.

The two most recent boxers who defeated Pacquiao in the ring were Floyd Mayweather Jr., 41, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA and Jeff “The Hornet” Horn, 30, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. On May 2, 2015, the Filipino boxer lost his World Boxing Welterweight Championship title to Mayweather, who also earned the WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring and lineal welterweight titles.

On July 2, 2017, Pacquiao lost to Horn via unanimous decision. On January 19, 2019, the former is returning to the ring to defend his World Boxing Association (Regular) Welterweight Championship title from Adrien “The Problem” Broner, 29, of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada, USA.

The Filipino boxing legend won the WBA (Super) Welterweight Championship title on July 15, 2018. He dethroned Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse, 36, of Trelew, Chubut, Argentina at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Pacquiao and Broner:

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