Pacquiao wants last fight to be held in the Philippines
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 05, 2015 04:58 PM
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Over the past few weeks, Manny Pacquiao has repeatedly declared that his final fight will be happening in the coming year.
To be more specific, “Pacman” picked April 9th 2016 as his final bout date, with an opponent yet to be determined. This past week, his promoter Bob Arum confirmed that two names are being deliberated upon as opponents: former sparring partner Amir Khan, and undefeated WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford.
During Pacquiao’s first ever visit in Dubai early this week, he was able to speak further about his next fight. While he says nothing has been made final yet, he is hopeful for one thing: that the fight be held in the Philippines.
“Hindi ko pa nakausap si Bob Arum (I haven’t talked to Bob Arum yet),” Pacquiao said in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News. “Baka sa Pilipinas [gawin ang laban], kung puwede (the fight may be held in the Philippines, if the situation permits it).”
Pacquiao’s intent to finally call it quits is mainly anchored on his desire to become a full-time public servant. He will be running for a Senatorial seat at the 2016 Philippine elections in May.