MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has confirmed he will come out of retirement to fight WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas.
The boxer and Philippines senator issued a statement Wednesday confirming the bout, saying he would conduct his entire training camp in his home country so he can also attend to his legislative work, as he promised during the election campaign.
His adviser Michael Koncz said there will be a promotional tour from Sept. 8-10 in Los Angeles, California, after which Pacquiao and his team will go home so he can attend to his Senate duties.
The 37-year-old Pacquiao said he was excited to return to the ring and said he has to fight again to earn a living.
Manny Pacquiao to come out of retirement for Jessie Vargas fight