Manny Pacquiao: Boxer Defeats Timothy Bradley in Unanimous Decision, Says He Will Retire

By Dave Martin, Epoch Times
April 11, 2016 4:08 pm Last Updated: April 11, 2016 5:29 pm

Manny Pacquiao made a pretty clear declaration of his future in boxing after defeating Timothy Bradley Saturday night.

“I’m going to retire,” the 37-year-old Pacquiao, who sports a career record of 58–6–2, said after the fight. He knocked Bradley down in the fifth and seventh rounds and earned a unanimous 116–110 decision win in Saturday’s welterweight fight. 

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Although the list of fighters who’ve changed their minds regarding retirement is long, Pacquiao’s hanging-up-of-the-gloves’ announcement combined with the 39-year-old Floyd Mayweather’s retirement talk leaves the chances of a much-anticipated rematch between the two as being slim, at best.

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The first, and only bout, was nearly a year ago and generated some $600 million in revenue—far and away the most lucrative boxing match ever. Although the fight itself was a dud (partly due to Pacquiao’s injury) a rematch would certainly generate a significant amount of interest, should both fighters be healthy. 

Congratulations boxing #legend Manny Pacquiao on another amazing victory tonight. Always great to see you #LIVEatMGM. (Photo Credit: Ron Koch)

Posted by MGM Grand Las Vegas on Saturday, April 9, 2016