IS Manny Pacquiao retiring after his fight with Timothy Bradley in April?
Sky Sports reported from sources the eight-division champion Pacquiao declared his intention to hang up his gloves and concentrate on a political career after he shoots for Bradley’s World Boxing Organization welterweight belt on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I am retiring from boxing to concentrate on my political career. My fight with Timothy Bradley will be my last,” Sky Sports quoted Pacquiao.
Pacquiao is currently a congressman for Sarangani but will be running for a Senate seat in the May 9 national elections.
Pacquiao (57 wins, six losses and two draws with 38 knockouts) is guaranteed a purse of $20 million in his April fight.
Earlier, Top Rank boss Bob Arum said that a Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. rematch would be in the works after the “Pacman” deals with Bradley.
“Pacquiao agreed not to sell the fight [against Bradley] as his last,” Arum said last month.