Retirement Just Around The Corner Says Pacquiao
Retirement just around the corner says Pacquiao. The world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is about to have what the world is dubbing as the biggest fight of his career and for the global sports icon, there will just be one or two more fights after.Mar 22, 202374 Shares1151 Views
Retirement just around the corner says Pacquiao. The world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is about to have what the world is dubbing the biggest fight of his career and for the global sports icon, there will just be one or two more fights after.
Pacquiao admitted that his retirement from boxing is just around the corner. After he retires, he will focus on being a government official in his hometown and being a father and husband to his family.
For two decades now, the eight-division champ has built a stellar career in boxing, but he says he can see that the end for his boxing gloves is near.
I can no longer stay in boxing for long. About one or two more fights,- Pacquiao
Pacquiao told Eddie Alinea in a report on Philboxing.
Aside from his age and having reached the peak of his career, there also seems to be no viable opponent left for Pacquiao to fight against. The only one that people seem to see as a good matchup is another fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.
Regardless of the outcome of his fight against Mayweather on May 2 in Las Vegas, he could still ask for a rematch with Mayweather or go after Marquez to win back his 2012 knockout loss.
However, when reporters asked Jinkee, his wife, she said she hopes that he retires immediately after this much-anticipated fight.
Ayaw ko namang sobra siyang nahihirapan, lalo na’t he’s not getting any younger, nagkaka-edad na tayo,- Jinkee
she said to a Filipino evening news program, Bandila.
(I don’t want him to face any more difficulties, especially since he’s not getting any younger.)
Pacquiao said that it is his long-term plan to continue serving the people in his hometown. He is now on his second term as congressman for the district of Sarangani where Jinkee is the vice governor.
I will remain a public servant for as long as I can after retirement. That is one of the legacies I intend to bequeath our people,- Pacquiao
Jinkee and I are in politics because of our common desire to serve our constituents and the Filipino people as a whole. We want to give them hope and inspiration that there is still life in the midst of poverty,- Pacquiao
Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, said he believes that the Mayweather fight will also not be Pacman’s last.
I don’t think so,- Roach
because he’s so good at boxing and still loves to do it,- Roach