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Manny Pacquiao announces exclusive agreement with advisor Al Haymon

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Manny Pacquiao is now 42 years old.

The worst kept secret in boxing was officially announced today with news that former eight-division world titleholder Manny ‘Pac Man’ Pacquiao 60-7-2 (39) has entered into an exclusive agreement with manager and advisor Al Haymon.

The 39-year-old Filipino icon is entering the final stage of his illustrious career and will rely on Haymon’s expertise to guide him through his final few boxing bouts.

Pacquiao will make the first defence of the WBA ‘regular’ title he won against Argentinean powerhouse Lucas Matthysse in July on the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series in early 2019. His opponent is expected to be former four-division titleholder Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner 33-3-1 (24).

In addition, MP Promotions will also work with Haymon to bring some of the best talent from the Philippines and South East Asia to appear in the United States on the PBC series.

“I’m very excited about this new chapter in my career and I’m looking forward to a fresh start. I’m reinvigorated by the prospect of bringing up new fighters under the MP Promotions banner,” said Pacquiao, who is also a senator in his native Philippines.

“My team will work closely with Al Haymon for the remainder of my career to deliver the most anticipated fights with the top PBC fighters. Those are the fights the fans want to see and the ones I want to have to close out my career.”

Joe Ramos, head of MP Promotions, is excited about what the future holds.

“MP Promotions is very excited about this last phase of Senator Manny’s Hall of Fame career. We look forward to launching this new relationship with Manny’s first world title defence,” he said.

“I would also like to acknowledge matchmaker Sean Gibbons, legal counsel Tom Falgui and Senator Manny’s aide Steve Jumalon for their tireless efforts and invaluable advice.”

Pacquiao’s resume features a who’s who of boxing from the past 20 years. He holds victories over Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Marco Antonio Barrera, Antonio Margarito, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley and ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley.

In 2015 he was one-half of the most lucrative fight in boxing history when he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr. The fight grossed USD $410 million in pay-per-view sales the US market alone and drew a live gate of 16,219 punters who paid a combined $72,198,500 for their tickets.