On Saturday night, Manny Pacquiao defeated Timothy Bradley via unanimous decision, dominating his somewhat rival to put an end to their trilogy and clearly demonstrate that he is indeed the superior fighter. There were various questions heading in to the fight, but one of the biggest concerned Pacquiao’s future, as this was being promoted as Pacquiao’s final fight.
In the post-fight aftermath, our colleagues at Fight Hub spoke to Pacquiao about his possible retirement, and you can watch the full interview above. Here’s what Pacquiao had to say:
That’s my decision (to retire). But if you ask me if I’m going to come back, I don’t know. I don’t know how I’ll feel about retirement. I don’t know. Maybe I’ll enjoy being a retired boxer, or I’ll miss the boxing.
So is Manny Pacquiao retired? Yes, he is. Does that mean we just saw his final fight? Maybe not, as he leaves the door wide open for a return down the road.
During the lead-up to Pacquiao vs. Bradley, possible Pacquiao fights against both Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather (who is also currently retired) were heavily discussed. Pacquiao’s comments here would indicate that those fights won’t be happening any time soon, but that it’s too early to rule them out entirely.
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