The seven division world boxing champion, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, is doing just fine after being hospitalized for stomach problems on Sunday, after his release from the hospital he told Philippine station GMANews that he will retire after one last fight, with or without Floyd Mayweather Jr. being his final opponent.
Trainer Freddie Roach has stated in the past that he would like Manny to retire on top and not fight past his prime, like many other boxers in history, Pacquiao shares the same mindset Roach.
“I don’t want to retire as a washed-up boxer. At the back of my mind, I’ve already contemplated on retirement as early as last year,” said Pacquiao. “I don’t want to retire from the sport at a time when I’m feeling pains on my body.” Pacquiao told GMANews.
Manny came to the decision after his mother celebrated her 61st birthday on May 15 and told her son that she didn’t want him to fight anymore.
“My mom doesn’t want me to fight anymore. But I convinced her, to give me one last fight. (After that) I’m already thinking about retirement,” said Pacquiao
Pacquiao will focus on his political career after winning a Sarangani congressional seat in May 2010. Manny and his promoter Bob Arum are working their hardest on making a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. happen for November 13. Talks will be left out of the media according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.
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