Pacquiao: 'One more fight before the election'

Milan Ordoñez on Oct 08, 2015 01:16 PM
Pacquiao: 'One more fight before the election'
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The world may be seeing the last of Manny Pacquiao the prizefighter by 2016.

In a his recent interview with ANC’s Karen Davila, the first and only eight-division world champion admitted that he is indeed nearing the end of his 20-year illustrious career.

“Isa pang fight before the election (One more fight before the election),” Pacquiao said, who is looking to run for Senator in 2016. “Tagal ko na sa boxing, more than 20 years na” (I’ve been in this sport long enough, for more than 20 years already).

The 37-year old Pacquiao also says that the decision was well thought of, adding that he did seek divine intervention, and that he intends to shift his priorities solely on helping his countrymen.

“Pagtulong sa mga tao” (to help the people),” Pacquiao said when asked about his future plans. “Nag-pray naman ako, guidance ng Panginoon. At happy ako na when I prayed, God answered my prayer” (I did pray for God’s guidance, and I am happy that when I prayed, God answered my prayer).

No concrete plans for Pacquiao’s next and possible final fight has been made, but he is currently being pitted against either former stablemate Amir Khan or former interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse.

Watch the five-minute interview here, where he also mentioned “dreaming about losing to Floyd Mayweather”.

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