Manny Pacquiao has officially announced that he will engage in an exhibition match against kickboxer Buakaw Banchamek in January 2024.
The news was revealed during a press conference in Thailand, where both fighters, no longer in their prime, will face off in what promises to be an intriguing battle.
Pacquiao, an esteemed eight-division champion, has already established an illustrious legacy in the sport and has nothing further to prove. On the other hand, the 41-year-old Buakaw is a former two-time K-1 World MAX champion, bringing a formidable skill set to the ring for this exhibition encounter.
However, the exhibition will feature some novel rules: “Pacquiao and Buakaw will fight for six rounds of three minutes each with a two-minute break between rounds. The weight is 70kgs [155 pounds].”
With that being said, this is what Manny had to say.
“I will do my best and give good action for fans to make them happy and enjoy the show. Thank you with great respect to Vinij Lertratanachai, Fresh Air Festival. Thank you also to Buakaw Banchamek and his team.
Special thank you to LOL International. Thank you to all the fans and all the media for coming out and showing your support. This will be an amazing fight,”