Pacquiao Officially Signs With Haymon/PBC
While the news had been known for a few days, Manny Pacquiao and Al Haymon officially announced their partnership in a press release on Monday morning.
Pacquiao, who left his nearly two-decade relationship with Top Rank and Bob Arum earlier this year, promoted his recent WBA “regular” welterweight victory over Lucas Matthysse through his own MP Promotions brand, with Top Rank handling the United States TV rights.
Now, the senator/boxer joins the PBC brand for an unannounced amount of fights, the first allegedly being a January showdown with Adrien Broner.
“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 prospects of bringing up new fighters under the MP Promotions banner,” said Pacquiao. “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.”
“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 defense,” said Joe Ramos, who heads MP Promotions. “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.”