Pacquiao has the chance to score with Mayweather at basketball charity event
- Mayweather and Pacquiao to host basketball charity event in December
- Former NBA players expected to make squad roster
- The charity event will take place ahead of Pacquiao’s 43rd birthday
It’s widely believed that even if Manny Pacquiao retired, a rematch with rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. would easily change his mind.
It looks like a Pacquiao v Mayweather rematch is finally happening, but the two future Hall of Famers won’t trade punches.
Instead, it will be a basketball court skill test dubbed “Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao All-Star Basketball Charity” according to Spin.PH.
This event would take place next December in Las Vegas.
Seeing how basketball junkies Pacquiao and Mayweather are, the promotional arms of the two boxing icons collaborated to put on the charity event.
“We have agreed on the main concept of the event, which is to bring total entertainment to fans of boxing, basketball and all sports in general, and to create a project that will consolidate our legacy to the fans, ”the letter of intent said. , signed by Pacquiao and Mayweather, read.
Proceeds generated from the basketball charity event would go to selected charities in time for Christmas.
It remains to be seen who will join the Pacquiao and Mayweather teams. However, there are said to be at least two former NBA players who would take part in the event.
The two boxing icons will select other members for their respective teams.
No official date has been set, but the report adds that it will likely take place before Pacquiao turns 43 on December 17.
The venue has yet to be formalized, although it is likely to take place at the MGM Grand.
Both have to some extent shown their love for basketball. Mayweather has been a figurehead in NBA games.
As for the game, “Money” has hosted and played in some celebrity games like this in 2013.
On Pacquiao’s side, he’s technically a former professional basketball player with the Philippine Basketball Association.
Pacquiao retired in 2018, but did so to focus on boxing and his own basketball league, the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, Panay News reported.
Since announcing his retirement from boxing in September, Pacquiao has been busy preparing for his candidacy for the 2022 Philippine presidential election under the PDP-Laban party.