Pacquiao declares retirement with finality

Pacquiao declares retirement with finality

HIGHLIGHT: World boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, said he has made his decision of retiring, after seizing the welterweight fight today against Timothy Bradley Jr.

During the post-fight interview with Pacquaio, he was asked if he would continue to box after declaring that the third of the trilogy fight with American, Bradley, would be his final match.

"Yes,” Pacquiao said. “Physically, I’m still okay, I can still fight, but I made the decision.”

Pacquiao declares retirement with finality

Manny is currently running for senate after several years of serving as congressman in Sarangani and also boxing.

"Maybe I will enjoy being a retired man and helping the people. Thank you to all the fans in boxing, especially Filipinos. I appreciate all of your help and support."

"Yes, as of now I am retired," Pacquiao said. "I am going to go home and think about it, but I want to be with my family. I want to serve the people [of the Philippines]."

On what was perceived as a stellar performance, the eight division world champ knocked down rival Bradley Jr. twice, in the seventh and ninth rounds.

The final scorecard was 116-110 via unanimous decision.

PacMan started his professional boxing career in 1995 and first fought in super bantamweight division in 2005 at the MGM Grand Arena, where the WBO Welterweight clash was held today.

Photo Credits:Christian Petersen

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