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Pacquiao changes boxing promoter, McGregor looms as next foe


REIGNING World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has signed up with Paradigm Sports Management (PSM) as his new promotion firm.

Pacquiao’s special assistant Jayke Joson and legal adviser Brando Viernesto confirmed this to The Manila Times on Wednesday morning, saying that the eight-division world titleholder wanted to have better opportunities at this stage of his career.

Manny Pacquiao displays his ripped physique after a workout. PHOTO BY WENDELL ALINEA

PSM is the official promoter of Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor, who is being considered to fight the boxing legend.

Pacquiao is still tied to a promotional contract with the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) of Al Haymon, Joson and Viernesto — although the incumbent senator has no more fight left at the PBC.

“The Senator will be fighting probably by June or July this year. We will still discuss the details,” said Viernesto.

MP Promotions President and international matchmaker Sean Gibbons refused to comment about the developments from the Pacquiao camp.

“I am proud to partner with Paradigm Sports Management and am excited for the opportunities that [Paradigm president and CEO] Audie Attar and PSM have to offer,” Pacquiao said in a statement.

“Management naman ito hindi naman ito promotional (This is more on management not promotional),” the 41-year-old fighting senator told The Manila Times.

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