He will fight in Las Vegas in either October or November
Just over three months, after announcing his retirement from professional boxing, Manny Pacquiao is to return the the ring.
The Filipino fighter will fight again on either October 29th or November 5th in Las Vegas, his promoter Bob Arum told ESPN on Tuesday.
Pacquiao is currently a full-time politician in the Philippines Senate. Arum revealed that the boxer's political schedule will determine when he fights.
"We had penciled him in for October 15th at Mandalay Bay but we were informed that is no longer possible because he has to spend that week leading up to October 15th formulating the budget in the senate and doing the votes.
"So he has to be there for that week, so that knocks out that week. He can't mess around with that. So now we're looking at October 29th or November 5th. The question is building availability because we want to do the fight in Las Vegas."
Michael Koncz, Pacquiao's adviser revealed that the boxer is desperate to return to the ring, as long as it does not interfere with his legislative work.
"Manny's primary concern and obligation is to fulfill his senatorial duties," Koncz told ESPN. "But he just misses [boxing]. He misses the training. He misses being in the gym. You can see when he trains it's like a stress reliever for him. His mood changes. It's like he's in happy land. So I am working with Bob and Manny is working closely with the senate president to make sure the dates are OK. We're doing this properly."
Pacquiao's last fight came on April 9th when he defeated Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision.