Freddie Roach does not believe Manny Pacquiao will retire after April 9th

Milan Ordoñez on Jan 06, 2016 02:53 PM
Roach does not believe Pacquiao will retire after April 9th
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Early this week, Manny Pacquiao stood firm on his plans to hang up his gloves for good after April 9th, once he gets through the task at hand of facing Timothy Bradley for the third time.

This declaration came despite making a previous statement about holding off his retirement for a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“Wala akong sinabing ganun,” Pacquiao said, referring to the interview he conducted with Philboxing.com on New Year’s Day. “Wala namang nag-interview sa’ kin tungkol diyan. Pagkatapos ng laban ko sa April 9, magreretiro na ako sa boxing.”

[RELATED: Pacquiao restates: ‘After April 9th, I’m retiring from boxing’]

The first and only eight-division world champion will be focusing on his “new job” as a full-fledged public servant, should he win a Senatorial seat at the May 2016 Philippine elections.

But according to his own trainer Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s previous statements may not hold water after all.

In an interview with Boxingscene.com, the 55-year old veteran boxing mentor was simply skeptical about Timothy Bradley as “Pacman’s” final opponent.

“I don’t think this will be the last fight, no,” Roach said.

Pacquiao-Bradley 3 is slated to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the same venue where the first two fights were held.

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