World renowned professional boxer from the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao is set to fulfill his plans of retiring from professional boxing after landmark victory over American boxer, Timothy Bradley.
Pacquiao has shown serious interest in the politics of his nation with the major aim of helping the poor. In order to achieve this, he is going into full time politics and is currently vying for a senate post in next month’s national election in his home country, the Philippines. He revealed at different occasions that his fight with Bradley scheduled for April 9 will possibly be his last.
Now that the fight has come and gone, the popular good-hearted boxer has once again proclaimed his long nursed desire of quitting boxing for good. He says that although “physically I can still go on and fight but, I have made my decision to go back to the Philippines and help the people”.
Meanwhile, one of the world’s greatest praise and worship leaders, Don Moen, has congratulated him for the Saturday night win over America’s Timothy Bradley. Don Moen posted on a photo of himself and Pacquiao on his Facebook on Sunday morning and said, “Congrats to my friend Manny Pacquiao on his win tonight!! Go Manny!!!”
Manny who has always given an impression of being a good Christian has been Don Moen’s good friend overtime. He has also received innumerable criticisms and rejection over this, especially in his stand against homosexuality.
However, Manny indicated that he may actually miss boxing after his retirement. He said: “Maybe I’m going to enjoy being retired, or I’m going to miss boxing”.
The Fight Between Pacquiao and Bradley
Filipino Pacquiao, 37, knocked down American Bradley, 32, in the seventh and ninth rounds in the third welterweight meeting between the two.
Bradley starts the ninth aggressively and lands some decent punches but out of nowhere Pacquiao nails Bradley with a counter left which wobbles Bradley and follows it up with a big left punch that puts Bradley down for a knock-down to win the round 10-8.
Earlier on, both fighters were tentative, feinting and moving but not throwing many punches. Manny began picking up the pace and stalking Bradley, though, coming in behind a right jab and following it with his left hand.
Mr. Bradley tried desperately to gain lost ground but Mr. Pacquiao was not to allow it with solid body punches and combinations that frustrated the former, eventually bowing out.”He was hurt and if there was enough time, I could have probably finished him off”, said Pacquiao inside his dressing room, where personnel from the Nevada Athletic Commission took urine and blood samples from him.
However, one thing that Bradley can’t be accused of is not giving his best for the fight that ended their trilogy at 2-1, for Pacquiao officially. All three judges scored Pacquiao winner by 116-110 on Saturday in the match between the pair in Las Vegas.
“This fight was different than the last two fights that we had because I’m aggressive this time and careful”, he told HBO commentator Max Kellerman in the ring post fight.
This was Pacquiao’s first fight since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May 2015, a fight in which Pacquiao got injured and fought with a damaged right rotator cuff.