This Is Why Manny Pacquiao Wants More Future Exhibitions
Manny Pacquiao has yet to set foot back in the ring, but he’s already planning for future exhibitions.
Pacquiao will be fighting South Korean martial artist DK Yoo in December in an exhibition match. This will be a charity event where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to areas in Ukraine that have been affected by the Russian invasion.
“My dream is to help more people, help more of my countrymen to own a house. That is my advocacy; for every family to have a house of their own. For me to continue to give houses to poor families, I need to make money through exhibitions and charity events,” Pacquiao said.
As of January 2022, Pacquiao had collected $1.3 billion from his 25 pay-per-view fights. He was the world’s second highest paid athlete in 2015.
His most lucrative payday came from his awaited May 2015 matchup against Floyd Mayweather, which paid him $130 million.
In Pacquiao’s last fight, he gained a guaranteed $5 million and potentially earned a total of $25 million based on pay-per-view sales.
“What I know is I have retired. That is what’s on my heart and mind unless that changes and I want to fight again. But for now, I am not thinking of that. What I am thinking of is how to make money to help my countrymen,” Pacquiao said.