Will Pacquiao retire after Bradley fight on June 9th?
By Dan Ambrose: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao recently created a great deal of disturbance in the boxing community when he said he didn’t think he was right for him to be hurting people when he’s following in god’s word. Here’s the exact quote from examiner.com “It’s not right that I share God’s word and at the same time hurt other people.”
It sounds like Pacquiao could be retiring from boxing real soon if he’s serious about not wanting to hurt other people. He supposedly wants to be a bible ambassador to share the words of the bible with people. Whatever the case, this could mean that Pacquiao’s next fight against Timothy Bradley on June 9th will be Pacquiao’s last fight of his career unless he was just talking without being serious about it.
If Pacquiao is retiring then Bob Arum, his promoter, needs to start letting fans know so that he can increase the revenue for Pacquiao’s last fight. I imagine if this is indeed his last fight then Arum might be able to get 1.4 million buys out of his less than appealing fight against the light hitting Bradley.
If it’s not Pacquiao’s last fight, then it looks like he was just saying words but not ready to actually follow those words at this time. Who knows? Maybe Pacquiao will decide to follow those words after he gets in a certain number of fights, one in particular being a bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
I still have my doubts whether that fight will ever happen now because of Mayweather wanting a bigger financial cut and the hassles of Mayweather’s promoters trying to negotiate with Arum. I can’t see it happening and Pacquiao’s religious thing could ensure that it never happens if he decides to retire soon after the Bradley fight to follow the words.