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Pac-Man Says He Still Loves Boxing, Wants “Two Or Three More Good Fights”

By James Slater: The recent quote attributed to superstar Manny Pacquiao, where he said words to the effect that his upcoming June 9th fight Vs. Tim Bradley may be his last because he just doesn’t think it would look good for a bible/church ambassador to be seen fighting in the ring, sure got a lot of fans worried.

No way does anyone want to see the all-time great call it quits on his exciting boxing career just yet; even if he is 33 and arguably a fair way past his blinding best. Well, good news: Pac-Man says he wants to fight on after he’s beaten Bradley (as Manny and his trainer Freddie Roach obviously feel will be the case in Vegas in the summer) - two, maybe three more times.

In an interview with Ringtv.com, the P-4-P king (or the #2 guy, behind Floyd Mayweather - depending on your opinion) made it clear his fighting days will not come to an end after he’s tangled with the unbeaten “Desert Storm.”

“I still like boxing. I still love boxing,” Pacquiao said. “I’m still hungry. I still want to fight. I may do two or three more good fights. My kid, Emanuel Junior, wants me to retire, but before that he wants me to beat Mayweather junior. The problem is, he really [Floyd] doesn’t want the fight. Hopefully, before I retire, it will happen. I’m hoping for a November fight with him.”

Fans don’t want to go down that tired old road of “will they won’t they” once again. The world over, fight fans are sick and tired of the soap opera that is the on/off/maybe/maybe not Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown. November is a long way away and a whole lot could happen before then that once again ruins any chance of the fight we all want to see from taking place. But at least Pacquiao will not take a bow after he’s rumbled (and judging by Bradley’s talk, it will be an exciting rumble on June 9th) with the warrior from Palm Springs.

Interestingly, Roach says his star fighter must not only win, but do so by KO, so as to regain or at least reaffirm his status as the P-4-P number-one. Personally, I don’t see Pacquiao halting Bradley - who is one of the toughest, best conditioned and ultra-determined fighters in the world today. Instead, I see another close points win for Pac-Man.

Article posted on 25.02.2012



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