Sports Kavanagh confirms McGregor-Pacquiao talks: 'I believe it will happen'

01:36  28 september  2020
01:36  28 september  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Manny Pacquiao 's aide confirms talks ongoing to fight Conor McGregor in 2021. According to Audie Attar, Paradigm Sports Management head, the showdown between the two icons may happen in the If the fight pushes through, it will be McGregor 's second time to tangle with a boxing megastar.

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Conor McGregor's head coach, John Kavanagh, confirmed Sunday that his fighter is in talks to face Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match.

Although the bout remains unfinalized, Kavanagh says he understands the former UFC two-division champion and Pacquiao have both agreed to fight each other.

"I do know it's in the works," Kavanagh told Boxing ProductionsTV. "I believe both boxers have agreed fundamentally. Now, behind the scenes, there's a lot of terms and conditions, and legal teams and managers (that) have to work out the fine details.

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Negotiations between representatives for Pacquiao and McGregor are “now starting to move on”, Joson said, adding that a “huge portion” of Pacquiao ’s earnings would go to those affected by the pandemic. Total confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines surpassed 300,000 on Saturday

McGregor ’s manager Audie Attar also confirmed that serious talks have taken place to book the former UFC champion in a fight against Pacquiao . Ever since he competed against Mayweather in 2017, McGregor has promised he would eventually return to the sport of boxing. It appeared for some

"But I believe it will happen. When exactly, I'm not sure. I think it might be early next year. But yeah, the wheels are in motion, and it looks like I'm going to be coaching boxing again."

McGregor's manager, Audie Attar, told ESPN's Ariel Helwani late last week that the Irishman was in "serious talks" to face Pacquiao in either December or January.

"The Notorious" tweeted the same day that he would be re-entering the world of boxing to take on the Filipino legend.

Pacquiao's assistant, Jayke Joson, confirmed Saturday that negotiations were underway. UFC president Dana White said Saturday night that he had "no idea" if the McGregor-Pacquiao talks were real.

"I'll play a part, but it'll be mostly the likes of Owen (Roddy) and Phil Sutcliffe, the brilliant Phil Sutcliffe, it's Conor's longtime boxing coach from Crumlin Boxing," Kavanagh said when asked what McGregor's training camp would look like for the potential match. "The bulk of the work will be done with those guys, but I always have a hand in there."

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Pacquiao plans to donate 'huge portion' of earnings from McGregor bout .
Manny Pacquiao will use his potential boxing bout against UFC star Conor McGregor to help people in his native Philippines. In a statement released to ESPN on Saturday, Pacquiao's assistant, Jayke Joson, confirmed the boxer is in negotiations to fight McGregor and plans to donate most of his earnings to Filipinos affected by COVID-19. "For the sake of all the Filipino COVID-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao will be fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor next year," the statement reads. "The huge portion of his earnings will proceed to those who are affected nationwide by the pandemic.

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