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FULE–Filipino (right) boxing legend Manny Pacquiao waving as he enters the arena to attend an exhibition match between US boxer Floyd Mayweather and Japanese mixed martial artist Mikuru Asakura at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on September 25, 2022. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines—Add Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao to the roster of athletes featured on South Korean variety show “Knowing Bros.”

According to the JTBC TV network that carries the hit show, the episode featuring Pacquiao will be recorded on Thursday and will premiere later this month.

In the episode, Pacquiao will be joined by Korean actors Lee Hoon and Yoon Hyung-bin, and Kpop boy group WEi’s Kim Yo-han and Sandara Park.

Also known by her stage name Dara, Park was a member of the K-pop group 2NE1. She also gained fame in the Philippines as an actress.

In the past, several Korean athletes have hosted Knowing Bros, where guests appeared as “transfer students” and met their hosts in a classroom setting.

Korean traditional wrestling champion Kang Ho Dong and retired professional basketball player and national team mainstay Seo Jang-hoon are the regular hosts of the show.

Pacquiao is also reportedly a guest on another popular Korean reality show “Running Man.”

Pacquiao is in South Korea to promote his charity fight with South Korean martial arts YouTuber DK Yoo on December 11 at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in Goyang.

Pacquiao, 43, has continued to retire since he officially resigned in September 2021, just a month after his stunning loss to Cuban Yordenis Ugas in the heavyweight title fight.

Pacquiao is also scheduled to hold a demonstration fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, against his former sparring mate Jaber Zayani, who was targeted in mid-February 2023.

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