Eight-time division champion Manny Pacquiao is set to return to the ring but for a cause.

The boxer-senator was at a press conference recently, the contract-signing of his exhibition match against YouTuber DK Yoo in Manila, Philippines.

However, the 43-year-old future boxing Hall of Famer claims that despite his impending return to the ring, it is not an indication of things to come… at least for now.

In Filipino, Pacquiao explained that his mindset right now is that he is retired. He agreed to the exhibition clash mainly because it was for a good cause.

Regardless, sports scribes present during the press conference could not help but pick the brain of Pacquiao on the possibility of fighting competitively again. At the top of the list is no other than another retired boxer in Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pacquiao admits that a rematch with the undefeated American boxer is unclear. He added in a report from PTV Sports that the only exception is if both agree to return to the ring.

It was in May 2015 when Pacquiao and Mayweather first squared off. “Money” won over the Pac-Man via unanimous decision.

There were plans for a rematch but nothing went beyond rumors. Pacquiao had already mentioned in the past that one boxer who would easily pluck him out of retirement was Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather has had his share of facing neophyte boxers such as Logan Paul. The YouTuber gave a good account of himself against the “Flamboyant One,” something that drew criticism from fans and boxing pundits.

Pacquiao’s showdown with DK Yoo will be a six-round affair, each round lasting only two minutes.

After losing his bid for the presidency of the Philippines, it remains to be seen what else the Filipino boxing icon will engage in aside from exhibition boxing matches.

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