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Will Manny Pacquiao retire from boxing after his fight June 9th?

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On February 21st 2012 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly hills Ca, Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley held the first of two pre-fight press conferences, formally announcing their upcoming world championship fight on Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Pacquaio and Bradley are among the more congenial personalities in boxing so the event offered no trash talk or smackdowns. After making the expected thank yous, acknowledgements to God, words of respect to each other and predicting a great fight, they engaged in a little fun. During their pre-fight “staredown” photo opp, the two could barely maintain their serious faces before starting to grin. Pacquiao then poached a photographer’s camera and took some shots of his own.

The biggest question on everyone’s mind isn’t the outcome of this fight, but whether it will be Manny Pacquiao’s final fight as a professional boxer. In an interview with the Philippines newspaper Minda News and repeated by American media, Pacquaio said he was seriously considering retiring after his bout with Bradley, in favor of his newly “Bible-centered” life.

“Hindi maganda na nagse-share ako ng salita ng Panginoon tapos nananakit ako ng kapwa (It’s not right that I share God’s word and at the same time hurt other people),” Pacquiao is quoted as saying. “I’ve gained more than enough blessings these past years so I think it’s time for me to return the favor.”

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Comment by alize — February 22, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

Retire after you knock out that bitch MayNEVER!!

Comment by RLL — February 23, 2012 @ 4:48 am

@Alize, exactly! Until Floydiot will agree to PPV split..the fight will happen

Comment by kilo — February 23, 2012 @ 5:42 am

Bob Arum says the deal between Mayweather and Pacquiao can be made this week. But it has to be 50-50 split. Arum says he doesn’t need Mayweather to guarantee Pacquiao $40 million, because he can guarantee Pacquiao’s purse by himself.

On the other hand Mayweather’s people say; that in order for the fight to happen, Pacquiao just needs to understand one thing…. that he will never ever make the money that Mayweather makes no matter how long he fights.

Comment by John — February 23, 2012 @ 9:12 am

Pacquaio do not really want the fight all of the excuses all of the “I’ll take the smaller purse” b.s. What about the I fight for the people crap yet Pacquaio refused to fight de la Hoya and Hatton until he got more money

Comment by belkan — February 23, 2012 @ 11:47 am

in other words let Gayweather eat his money and Pac will still retire happy.

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