Manny Pacquiao to come out of retirement, fight on Nov. 5
Manny Pacquiao will come out of retirement to fight in Las Vegas on Nov. 5, promoter Bob Arum told USA Today on Wednesday.
Pacquiao’s opponent has yet to be announced, but Arum hopes it will be the winner of this weekend’s Terence Crawford–Viktor Postol bout, he said.
The fight will be held at the 18,000-seat Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV. Pacquiao fought twice at the arena in 2006, successfully defending his WBC super featherweight title against Erik Morales on both occasions.
Arum said earlier this month that Pacquiao was looking to return to the ring. The 37-year-old announced his retirement in April after defeating Timothy Bradley.
Arum told USA Today that he tried to arrange bouts in October but the dates conflicted with Pacquiao’s obligations to the Filipino senate.