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We’re very close to sealing the deal: Ryan García’s father details Manny Pacquiao fight

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After weeks of speculations and buildup, Manny Pacquiao vs Ryan García is set to become a reality this year. However, details are scarce and the only development that has come forth is that the fight is going to be an exhibition bout. In the meantime, Henry García confirms that his son’s ‘dream fight’ is almost a done deal.

Undefeated WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan García (21-0, 18 KO) will have his wish to face his idol and WBA (Super) welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao (62–7–2, 39 KOs) coming true.

While its very likely to take place in 2021, the fight is reportedly being set up as an exhibition bout and not a pro boxing match, which essentially means “PacMan” WBA belt won’t be on the line and García won’t have a dent in his undefeated record even if he suffers a loss at the hands of the Filipino stalwart who is almost twice his age.

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Henry confirms Manny Pacquiao-Ryan García will be a “real, 10-round” fight

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The much-anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and Ryan García will be an exhibition bout. (Image Courtesy: DAZN/Getty)

Although there aren’t much details about an exact date of the fight or even a possible venue, Ryan García’s father cum assistant coach Henry García has opened up about some details, confirming that talks have almost reached conclusion.

“Everybody has agreed, all there is left are the details. But both parties have already agreed; promoters have agreed, sanctioning bodies have agreed, so we’re very close to sealing the deal,” Henry said in an interview with

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“We’re going to know this week if everything goes through, we’re negotiating today, they are already in discussion,”  García senior added, while also revealing that he would like to see the fight take place sometime between April and May and the location may or may not be in Texas.

While seeing two of the biggest pugilists go head to head against each other is undoubtedly mouth watering, the speculations of it being an exhibition fight have irked a lot of the masses.

Addressing the same, Henry went on, “We don’t know exact details yet but we’re looking at a good 10-rounder but it’s going to be a real fight, that I do know.”

“Ryan always admired Pacquiao and always wanted to fight a legend before his time was up, he wanted to fight someone of Pacquiao’s calibre, so there’s a chance it could happen,” he concluded. (H/T Sky Sports)

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