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Buakaw-Pacquiao Fight To Take Place At Impact Arena On 20 April

Buakaw-Pacquiao fight

A long-anticipated boxing bout that many fans have been eager to witness is the clash between Buakaw Banchamek, the reigning Muay Thai champion of Thailand, and Manny Pacquiao, the legendary figure in the boxing scene of the Philippines.

Now this dream has come true when the match between these two legends was announced to happen on 20 April at Impact Arena, Nonthaburi, Thailand. Read more to learn details of this highly awaited event.

A long-anticipated match between two legendary boxers

Image credit: Fresh Air Festival

The long wait is coming to an end after The Match of Phantoms between Buakaw Banchamek and Manny Pacquiao was announced by the organisers of Fresh Air Festival. It is set to occur on 20 April at Impact Arena, Nonthaburi.

The confirmation of the historic showdown between the two legendary fighters comes directly from Vinij Lertrattanchai, the Chief Executive of Fresh Air Festival Co Ltd.

Fresh Air Festival is a Thai company that manages exhibitions and organises concerts and events. In July 2022, they organised a big football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Rajamangala Stadium.

Image credit: Nation TV

As part of this momentous event, the organisers are also lining up several matches involving other famous fighters.

During a press conference held in July of the preceding year, Vinij revealed that the match between Pacquiao and Buakaw would take place in the under-70-kilogram weight class. The match will span six rounds of three minutes each, with a two-minute interval between rounds. The organising cost of this event would be over ฿860 million.

As you may already know, Buakaw is hailed as the greatest Muay Thai fighter and kickboxer in Thailand currently due to his numerous titles in the country and overseas.

Also known as “PacMan”, Pacquiao is esteemed to be one of the greatest boxers in history. He took on the role of a senator in the Philippines from 2016 to 2022.

Let’s look forward to the Buakaw-Pacquiao fight

As a Muay Thai fan myself, I gotta say I can’t wait to enjoy the match. Since they are both exceptional fighters, I believe fans want to see how they fight and use their fighting techniques in the ring. If you love watching boxing as well, make sure to mark the date of the fight.

Who will you be rooting for, and who do you think will win? Please let us know in the comments.

To enjoy more news, check out a new 90-day visa for Muay Thai trainees, Thailand and China waiving visa requirements for each other, and COVID-19 JN.1 arriving in Thailand.

Cover image adapted from: Nation TV