Manny Pacquaio Sets Date For Return Fight
After announcing his retirement earlier this year, Manny Pacquiao has made it is official: He is coming back.
Pacquiao will step back into the squared circle this November in Las Vegas. The 37-year-old Pacquiao will fight Jesse Vargas for the WBO welterweight championship on Nov. 5.
Pacquiao announced his retirement after a victory over Timothy Bradley in April. Although Pacquiao's most loyal supporters are from his home country in the Philippines, there is a growing group of fans in the county that want Pacquiao to remain retired. Pacquiao serves as an elected representative politician in the Philippines government.
"My entire training camp will be held here in the Philippines so I can attend to my legislative works. This is my campaign promise and I'm determined to keep it," Pacquiao said.
Pacquiao is 58-6-2 in his career and will battle against Vargas, who had been the WBA super lightweight champion until he lost in a controversial fight to Timothy Bradley last June. No venue has been officially named yet in Las Vegas of where the event will be held. HBO will be televising the event live on pay per view.