One of the most respected boxers of all time, Manny Pacquaio, steps back into the ring for the first time since his retirement to face martial artist DK Yoo in an exhibition bout in South Korea.
What: Manny Pacquaio v DK Yoo
Where: Korea International Exhibition Center, Goyang, South Korea
When: Sunday 11th December 2022
How to watch: DAZN
Odds: Manny Pacquiao 1/25, DK Yoo
The bout between Manny Pacquaio and DK Yoo is due to take place early on Sunday 11th December.
The ringwalks for Manny Pacquaio’s bout with DK Yoo are set to begin at 6am GMT on Sunday with the preliminary card getting underway at 3am GMT. These timings are subject to change depending on the length of the undercard fights.
The fight between Manny Pacquaio and DK Yoo is set to take place at the Korea International Exhibition Center in Goyang in South Korea. The arena holds 30,000 spectators and this event will be the first time it has hosted a top-level boxing card.
This exhibition bout between Manny Pacquaio and DK Yoo is available to buy on FITE.tv at a price of $19.99, the equivalent of £17.90.
There are no belts on the line for this bout between Manny Pacquaio and DK Yoo. It is an exhibition bout between the pair.
Manny Pacquiao is one of the most decorated boxers in the history of the sport. He retired having won 62 of his 72 professional fights with eight defeats and two draws.
A total of 39 of his 62 wins came by way of knockout and three of his eight defeats came in the same manner.
Pacquiao is the first boxer to win 12 major world titles in eight different weight divisions. Pacman is also the first boxer to win major world titles in four of the eight original weight divisions - flyweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.
His last bout was a unanimous decision defeat to Yordenis Ugas in which he lost his WBA welterweight title. He had become the oldest winner of a major world title when he had taken the belt in his victory over Keith Thurman in 2019 at 40 years old.
Pacquaio has fought in an exhibition before. He took on former WBA super bantamweight champion Jesus Salud in such a bout in Honolulu in 2002 on the undercard of Gerry Penalosa’s bout with Seiji Tanaka. He won that three-round fight.
DK Yoo is a martial artist who has never fought a professional boxing match before. He is a popular YouTube personality in South Korea who has 600,000 subscribers on the platform.
Yoo claims his expertise in disciplines such as Jeet Kune Do, Systema, Tai Chi, Wing chun and his own Warfare Combat System.
The undercard for this bout features seven fights. The main event of those is Jose Luis Castillo’s bout with Min Guk Ju.
Also in action are Min Wook Kim and Marcus Davidson, while Abel Mendoza is set to take on Cristian Ruben Mino and Nico Hernandez is due to face Jae Young Kim.
Maurice Lee is scheduled to face Shin Yong Kim while Marcell Davidson takes on Yoon Bin Han. Sean Garcia and Seung Ho Yang are also set to do battle.
The bout between Manny Pacquaio and DK Yoo is set to be a six-round exhibition bout.