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Panel: Was this really Manny Pacquiao’s last fight?

Manny Pacquiao
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What would have happened if Manny Pacquiao had been fighting Errol Spence on Saturday?

What would have happened if Manny Pacquiao had been fighting Errol Spence on Saturday?

Paul Edwards
Former British flyweight champ

I think Pacquiao would have got stopped. An absolute blessing in disguise. He’s one of our greatest ever boxers. He looked in shape but nowhere near what he was years ago. I think it was a goodbye fight.

Joe Gallagher
Top trainer

Hard to comment on it. Ugas was always a tough fight but full credit to Manny Pacquiao at 42 years of age and two years inactivity to go in with that calibre and quality of opponent.

Micky Helliet
Manager and promoter

Manny Pacquiao has been an outstanding standard bearer for boxing and the Philippines throughout his amazing career. I’d advise him to stay right away from a fight with Errol Spence who despite some pretty serious problems of his own would be way too fresh for Manny.

Chris McKenna
Sports reporter
You have to worry given Spence’s size but he’s a different fighter to Ugas, who posed different challenges to Spence. But I think it would have been a more comprehensive defeat for Pacquiao.

Do you think this will really be the last time we see Manny Pacquiao in a boxing ring?

Paul Edwards

Yes. I hope it’s the last we see of him. I think he’s a big money fight for the rest of the fighters but I don’t want him to be seen like that now. I’m hoping that it’s his last fight. I think it will be. I don’t think he’ll fight again, he knows he’s not at that level that he was.

Joe Gallagher
I don’t think we will. But we seem to be in an era of Mike Tyson and David Haye and other people doing exhibitions. Who’s not say him versus Mayweather II won’t happen? They could do it again as an exhibition.

Micky Helliet
Unfortunately I wouldn’t be surprised to see Manny back in the ring. His form has dipped but he’s not struck me as the type to be frugal and so I think he could well be back again.

Chris McKenna
It all depends if he decides to run for president in the Philippines. If he does then that surely will mean he can’t come back but if he doesn’t then I wouldn’t rule it out. I hope he retires, though. A modern day great.

Read the Boxing News verdict on Manny Pacquiao’s latest fight here

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