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Manny Pacquiao, 44, announces boxing return with MMA promotion Rizin and teases next fight against ex-UFC star

, Manny Pacquiao, 44, announces boxing return with MMA promotion Rizin and teases next fight against ex-UFC star

MANNY PACQUIAO announced he will return to boxing with MMA promotion Rizin and teased his next fight against an ex-UFC star.

The Filipino icon officially retired after defeat to Cuban Yordenis Ugas in August 2021.

Manny Pacquiao announced he will return to boxing with Rizin

But following a failed presidential election in the Philippines, Pacquaio talked up a boxing comeback and fought again in December.

He beat South Korean YouTuber DK Yoo in an exhibition bout and has now signed up to fight again with Japanese MMA promotion Rizin.

Pacquiao, 43, said: “There’s great action, there’s great fights in Rizin, and the atmosphere of the crowd is amazing.”

The eight-division champion also confirmed that his contract is for a boxing bout and not kickboxing or MMA.

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Floyd Mayweather, 45, has twice fought under Rizin, knocking out Tenshin Nasukawa, 24, and Mikuru Asakura, 30.

Pacquiao was ringside in September to watch as Mayweather beat Asakura in two rounds, which sparked talk of a rematch.

But Mayweather ruled out a second fight with his great rival, who he initially beat on points in 2015.

The American legend has had five exhibition bouts himself since retiring as a professional in 2017 after beating ex-UFC champ Conor McGregor, 34.

Mayweather has faced kickboxers, MMA stars, YouTubers and even an ex-sparring partner.

And after Pacquaio eased past DK Yoo, he looks set to also take on competition from the world of MMA in the boxing ring.

Pacquiao added: “It’s good to have an exhibition fight last December 11, and I’m excited and so happy.

“My opponent is martial art, who doesn’t know about boxing, so that’s why he experienced a hard time in the ring.

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“But this next exhibition match here in Japan, this is different because I think probably my opponent is a professional UFC, MMA fighter, so he knows how to punch and of course to cover.”

DK Yoo after his exhibition with Manny Pacquiao

Frequently Asked Questions

How to throw the jab

Here’s a step-by, easy guide on how to throw a jab.

  1. Get up with both feet.
  2. Lift your arm up above your shoulder.
  3. Your target is at your feet.
  4. After hitting your target, swing your arm backwards.
  5. Steps 1 through 4 can be repeated.

What are the different types and uses of boxing gloves?

There are three types: mitts (fingerless mitts), full-fingerered gloves, and mitts (fingerless mitts). Mitten gloves are padded around the knuckles. Fingerless mitts do not have padding around the knuckles, but they still cover the fingers. Full-fingered gloves have padding around the entire of the hand.

For punching with the fist, mittens can be used. Fingerless mitt gloves are used for punching or striking with the knuckle of the index finger. Boxing gloves with full-fingering are designed for punching with your entire fist.

Do I have to fight in order to train boxing?

Training boxing requires fighting. It is important to put in the effort to improve your boxing. It is possible to improve your boxing technique.

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Watching good boxers fight is the first step to improving your boxing technique. It is important to observe their movements, their defenses, and how well they use punches. Try to imitate their movements.

The next step is to spar with another boxer. This is where you will see if your boxing technique has improved. It’s important to observe how fast you can punch, the strength of your punches and how well you block any incoming punches while sparring.

Doing drills is another way to improve your boxing skills. Practice is key, so don’t be discouraged and keep practicing.

How can I learn how to defend myself against boxing?

Boxing has been around since the dawn of time. Boxing is also considered to be one of the hardest sports to play. You can’t just punch someone across the face and make him go away. You must be able defend yourself from kicks and punches.

First, find a gym that offers boxing. After you have found a great place to train, you will need gloves and headgear. Gloves protect your hands and the headgear your head. Also, you will need to wear shorts with a T-shirt.

Once you’ve gathered all your equipment, it’s time for you to start warming up. Start slowly and work your way up gradually to full speed. You can then go to the mat and spar with another fighter when you feel ready. If you fail, don’t be discouraged. Just try again until you nail it.

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Do you have the ability to train yourself to box?

Yes, it is possible to learn how to box. It is easy to find a gym that offers boxing classes in your area and then join one. You will find most gyms offering free classes. However, if there isn’t one near you, you can always search Google for local boxes clubs.

You’ll also need some equipment like gloves, mouthpiece, headgear, and sparring partners. Once you have all the equipment, you can start practicing your kicks and punches.

How long do boxers train a day?

Boxing trainers typically train for at least four hours per day. They spend time learning new moves and practice their punches, as well as studying boxing techniques. Boxers may spar up to ten times per week.

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How to learn to box for exercise

How to learn how to box for Exercise

The goal of learning boxing is to improve your physical fitness level and develop self confidence. Boxing is a popular sport. It involves strength, speed and agility.

Boxing is a great way of getting fit and feeling good about yourself. You’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll want more.

There are many kinds of boxing programs. You can choose to train in a gym or at home. Others require that you go to a health club. There are also online courses which allow you to study from anywhere in the world.

Make sure you choose a program that meets your needs and is compatible with your lifestyle. Exercises that build muscle mass, flexibility, endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and improve overall well-being are the best.

You should also consider whether you prefer a beginner’s course or a more advanced one. Beginner’s programs typically teach fundamental techniques and drills like shadowboxing, sparring and mitt work. Advanced programs cover more complex movements and offer more variety.

These programs are generally less expensive than $100 and last for eight weeks. However, they do not offer guidance on nutrition, weight reduction, injury prevention, or any other aspects of boxing training.

Advanced programs usually last for six months and are around $300. They can include nutrition advice, stretching routines, warm up exercises, and instructions on proper technique. In addition, some programs incorporate resistance training (such as lifting weights) and aerobic conditioning (such as running).

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