While he has stated before that his fight against Timothy Bradley on April 9 will be his last, Manny Pacquiao is now not ruling out a possible return to the ring at some point in the future.
The 37-year-old told the Desert Sun on Wednesday that he wasn’t prepared to give a definitive answer just yet.
“It’s hard to say right now,” said Pacquioa. “I cannot say, ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ My decision is to go back to the Philippines and help the people, like I did before. We don’t know yet. I’m not there yet. I don’t know the feeling of when you’re retired.”
Pacquiao is now a congressman in his homeland of the Philippines and is eager to pursue his political career.
“My decision right now, that is what I feel,” Pacquiao said. “I told Bob [Arum] that after this fight, I’ll go back to the Philippines and serve the people, help the poor people, fulfill the duty as a congressman and if I win the election, it’s another great responsibility, a bigger responsibility.”
Much could hinge on the result of the Bradley fight, while there is no doubt that Pacquiao would probably leap at the chance of a rematch against Floyd Mayweather, unlikely as such an eventuality would be.
Pacquiao has made no bones about his wish to be given another shot against the Pound For Pound King.