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UPDATE: Manny Pacquiao will reportedly fight in November in Las Vegas

Posted at 4:47 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 15:56:02-04

SECOND UPDATE: Top Ranch Inc. chief Bob Arum has confirmed that Manny Pacquiao will fight in Las Vegas on November 5, according to The Star.

So far, Pacquiao has not said anything about the fight on social media. At this time, no opponent has been named.

UPDATE: Not long after the reports came out, Manny Pacquiao sent a statement that they're not true.

"There is no truth to media reports that I'm planning to take a leave from my Senate duties just to fight again atop the ring. I want to make it clear -- my priority is my legislative works," he wrote on his official Facebook page. "My next fight has not yet been discussed. Should there be any, I'll make sure it will not interfere with my Senate duties."


Well that didn't last long. Boxer Manny Pacquiao is reportedly coming out of retirement just months after his "final" fight.

The fight is scheduled for either Oct. 29 or Nov. 5 in the main event of an HBO PPV card in Las Vegas, according to ESPN.com. There is no set opponent yet.

In Pacquiao's last fight April 9, he defeated Timothy Bradley in an unanimous decision. He said after the fight that he was retiring to focus on his political ambitions.

The following month, Pacquiao won a Senate seat in his native Philippines.

"Manny wants to come back. The problem is he can only come back if it doesn't interfere with his Senate duties," said Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com.

While the fight will be in Las Vegas, ESPN.com reports it is unknown what venue it will be but they are exploring T-Mobile Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena and Mandalay Bay Events Center.

It was at MGM Grand Garden Arena in May 2015 that Pacquiao lost an unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather in a bout billed as the "Fight of the Century." Mayweather retired last fall.