News | Oct 25 2015

Manny Pacquiao’s exit strategy revealed

Pacquiao expected to have one final fight in 2016
Manny Pacquiao
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MANNY PACQUIAO’S exit strategy has been revealed.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told Boxing Junkie’s Mike Coppinger that Pacquiao plans to have one last fight on April 9 next year before retiring to concentrate on his political career in the Philippines.

There is a shortlist of three likely opponents for Pacquiao. Britain’s Amir Khan is still in the running, as well as Manny’s old rival Tim Bradley, who boxes Brandon Rios on November 7, and Terence Crawford. Last night Crawford dazzled Dierry Jean to defend his super-lightweight WBO title.