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Manny Pacquiao signs with Paradigm Sports Management

Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs), boxing’s 8-division world champion and current undisputed WBA welterweight champion, has signed with Paradigm Sports Management (PSM).

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“I am proud to partner with Paradigm Sports Management and I am excited for the opportunities that Audie Attar and PSM have to offer,” Pacquiao said in a press release. “One thing I want everyone to remember is to always think positively.  Never think negatively; that is the beginning of your downfall.  Everything is possible.”

Paradigm will partner with Pacquiao’s existing team, including his business manager Arnold Vegafria, associate Ping Nepomuceno, and legal counsel Brando Viernesto.

The move has fuelled rumours of a possible boxing matchup with Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor, who is also managed by Paradigm. The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor “Money Fight” of 2017 was set up by PSM.

“I’m honoured to have the opportunity not only to maximize Manny’s boxing career but to help him continue to leave a legacy he is proud of through the lens of business and sport,” Attar added. “My approach is to focus on each client and their goals always, and I look forward to fighting on his behalf.”

PSM also manages UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, No. 4 UFC welterweight Leon Edwards, and Bellator female featherweight champion Cris Cyborg.

Terms were not disclosed.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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