Pacquiao won't box at age 39, says Arum
MANILA, Philippines – Given his political ambitions, Manny Pacquiao is unlikely to stay in boxing up to the age of 39.
His promoter, Bob Arum, said Pacquiao will fight 3 more times following the Timothy Bradley bout on June 9.
After that, Arum said, the Filipino superstar will retire.
"Pacquiao's going to turn what, 34? Manny Pacquiao told me he will only fight Tim Bradley and then three more times after that. I believe Manny on this. He will not be fighting at the age that Juan Manuel [Marquez] is fighting now,” he said in Examiner.
Arum said the boxer’s political ambition plays a big factor in Pacquiao’s retirement plan.
“When he becomes governor of Sarangani Province, Manny will have more daily responsibilities than he does as a congressman now… That executive position will be a lot more work for Manny than what he faces now," said the Top Rank CEO.
Among remaining fights eyed for Pacquiao are the fourth face off against the 39-year-old Marquez and the much awaited super fight against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr.
"Manny will fight again in November and then twice next year,” said Arum. “That's it, end of story.”