Pac-Man Says Tim Bradley Fight May Be His Last!
By James Slater: If a recent reported statement by superstar Manny Pacquiao is to be believed, those critics who say a super-fight between Pac-Man and Floyd Mayweather Junior will never happen may have reason to say “I told you so!”
Article posted on 12.02.2012
According to a short news piece on ABS-CBN news, the 33-year-old all-time great said he may retire as soon as next year and that his upcoming June 9th WBO 147-pound title defence against unbeaten Tim Bradley might be his final pro fight.
The reason why Pacquiao feels the way he does (of course he could change his mind, he may even have been misquoted) is because he says it may not look good for him to be seen fighting in the ring now that he has been appointed by the church to become a bible ambassador. According to the news bit, Pac-Man said he may focus solely on his political work and on reading and studying his bible.
Pacquiao, who recently had a “renewal of his faith” and gave up drinking and gambling as a result, may feel he has done more than enough in the ring to be able to retire whilst feeling content. Of course, the sport would be losing its biggest star if this turns out to be the case, and fight fans will no doubt be hoping the multi-weight king does not walk away. But it’s Manny choice and this is not the first time he has spoken about retirement.
Some experts felt Pacquiao showed signs of having slowed down in his last fight, against Juan Manuel Marquez. Maybe, just maybe, at age 33, the southpaw dynamo has seen his best ring days?
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