News | Apr 10 2016

Manny Pacquiao: My heart is 50-50, but I’ve made my decision to retire

Manny Pacquiao reiterates his intention to hang up his gloves following his victory over Timothy Bradley
Manny Pacquiao
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Despite coming out second best to “Pac Man”, Bradley was full of praise for his opponent after the clash: “Pacquiao was good, solid, fast and strong. He and his team had a good game plan. He was luring me in so he could counter me. He is a superstar – very smart. He’s the best fighter I’ve ever faced – explosive, with lots of power and speed. He was always in the right spots. He was smarter than I was. He was a step ahead of me.”

Regarding both Pacquiao’s and his own future, Bradley was unequivocal in each response. “Manny shouldn’t retire,” Timothy declared. “As for me, I’m not done. I’m still fighting. I got beat by a legend. This ain’t gonna stop me.”

Meanwhile, Bradley’s coach, Teddy Atlas, was downbeat with himself at the post-fight press conference, but was extremely proud of his fighter. “I came up short,” the trainer conceded. “I think Timothy Bradley is the best human being I’ve ever been around in training.”

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