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Pacquiao to hang gloves after April 09 bout


Manny Pacquiao has insisted his fight against Timothy Bradley on April 9 will be the last of his career.

The Filipino revealed he will walk away from boxing once he has fought his American opponent for the third and final time.

Pacquiao, 37, serves as a congressman in his home country and is hoping to secure a seat in the senate at the upcoming elections. The southpaw admitted his long-term ambitions now lie away from boxing.

“It is going to be different because I believe we can create more action this time around compared to the last fight that we had,” said Pacquiao, who in some ways must be motivated to try and erase the memory of his loss to Floyd Mayweather, in what many saw as a very boring fight.

“I am so happy to be hanging my gloves up after this fight because of what I have done,” explained Pacquiao. “I am sure that I will feel sad after that. But, that is life, not all the time you are fighting or in the ring. But, it is time.”

Bradley, who is coming off a strong performance under his new trainer Teddy Atlas, also is looking forward to lots of action.

“We are super confident going into this third fight,” said Bradley. “Knowing what I know and going 24 rounds with him, knowing Manny Pacquai, he’s not King Kong, I feel honestly that this is my time and I am going to win this fight on April 09.”

For Pacquiao, the future Hall of Famer who brings a record of 57-6-2 into the bout, feels that the timing is right to end his career after Bradley bout.

After hanging up the gloves, Pacquiao, who serves as a congressman in his home country is hoping to secure a seat in the senate at the upcoming elections in Philippines.

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