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The quick turn-around was revealed today – with the epic clash set to be held in the Middle East.

McGregor had talked up a return to boxing after announcing he was quitting UFC in the summer – and last night teased that he was going to fight the Filipino legend.

He tweeted: “Anyway all water under the bridge who gives a fook. I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.”

And pound-for-pound icon Pacquiao has now confirmed he will fight the Irishman in a sensational clash.

McGregor previously fought Floyd Mayweather under Queensberry Rules in 2017, and was stopped in the tenth round.null

He has been eyeing another dabble into boxing for some time now despite that defeat.

Pacquaio, 41 – known as Pac Man – has now accepted the Irishman’s challenge. READ MORE

By Ian Dei

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