LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino multiple world champion who turned 40 last month, said on Wednesday that while he is focused on his title defense against Adrien Broner, he has considered life beyond the ring.
The WBA welterweight champion knows he will have his hands full when he battles the hard-hitting Broner in Las Vegas on Jan. 19 and is not lining up fighters down the road.
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“At the age of 40, it’s hard to think about future fights,” he told Reuters ahead of a workout at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.
“Just one at a time.”
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He dismissed concerns that he has lost the knockout power that made the “PacMan” the sport’s only eight-division world champion and among the best pound-for-pound fighters of all time.
After a knockout drought, Pacquiao had a return to form in July when he stunned defending champion Lucas Matthysse with a seventh-round knockout in Kuala Lumpur to claim the title.
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“I still have it,” said the soft-spoken Pacquiao, who is 60-7-2 with 39 knockouts in his career.
“God is good,” he said with a smile.
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Pacquiao knows, though, that Father Time is undefeated and hanging up his gloves would give him a chance to fully embrace his other passion...
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