Pacquiao outclasses Korean youtuber in boxing return

Pacquiao outclasses Korean youtuber in boxing return
Published on Dec 12, 2022, 7:32:09 AM

Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino boxing legend, returned to the ring for the first time since retiring from the sport last year, facing off against a South Korean YouTuber in an exhibition battle in Seoul on Sunday.

The boxer-turned-politician, 43, gave up boxing to run unsuccessfully for president of the Philippines. In an exhibition fight on Sunday, Pacquiao took on D.K. Yoo outside the South Korean city to raise money for the Ukrainian and Filipino homeless populations.

Manny handled things slowly in the opening two rounds, but he didn't mess around like Floyd Mayweather did in his recent displays.

Pacquiao raised the pressure in the third round and began striking the body heavily. Yoo continued to use a jab to attempt to keep Manny away, but Pacquiao was able to enter the fight whenever he wanted and score his own jabs and overhands.

Pacquiao knocked Yoo to the ground at the end of the fourth round, but it was ruled a slip. In the fifth round, Pacquiao continued to pursue Yoo, charging forward to repeatedly punch him in the jaw.

It was all business in the sixth and final round as Manny stalked DK around the ring before lunging forward and bringing Yoo down with a hard punch to the face. For whatever reason, the referee allowed a time out before restarting the fight, and Pacquiao again launched an attack in search of the victory. The countdown for the round and fight stopped before he could get back to his feet, and DK Yoo survived the bout.

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