Manny Pacquiao Poised for Potential WBC Title Showdown with Mario Barrios

After taking a hiatus since his 2021 loss to Yordenis Ugas, Manny Pacquiao is contemplating a return to professional boxing this fall. Despite not having fought in the past few years, Pacquiao remains confident about his abilities. "I made history at 40 by defeating Keith Thurman, and at 45, I still feel I have plenty left in the tank since I haven’t endured much punishment recently," Pacquiao told ESPN. "...I aim to go out making history."

Pacquiao’s storied career includes remarkable achievements across multiple weight classes, cementing his legacy as a living legend in the sport. Although he may not be the same fighter he was at his peak, even a less dominant Pacquiao remains a formidable competitor. Facing Mario Barrios could provide Pacquiao with a more favorable opportunity to claim another world title.

Barrios, 29, has been on a winning streak with three consecutive victories since his loss to Keith Thurman. His latest triumph came in May when he defeated Fabian Maidana to capture the interim WBC welterweight title.

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