Manny Pacquiao is indeed retiring soon… but not that soon.
A day after a radio interview wherein he said that he was asked by God to hang up his gloves, the Filipino pound-for-pound king told a Manila-based fight scribe that he still has a few more fights left before calling it quits.
“Three fights pa,” Pacquiao was quoted as saying by the Manila Bulletin on Tuesday.
Pacquiao is currently in Cebu and was met at Mactan airport by renowned Cebu promoter Wakee Salud, who revealed that a couple of episodes of his game show “Manny, Many Prizes” will be taped in Mandaue City.
Pacquiao is booked to face Timothy Bradley on June 9 in Las Vegas and if victorious, will be scheduled to return to action again in November.
Pacquiao is headed for Baguio City next month for the initial stage of his training for the Bradley match at the MGM Grand.
The past few weeks, Pacquiao has been making headlines, quoting Biblical verses and telling the whole world that he has gotten rid of many bad habits.
In the past, Pacquiao can be seen betting fortune in cockfights and casinos and partying all night long.
Since finding solace in the Holy Book, Pacquiao has mended his ways.
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