Los Angeles - Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says the Filipino boxer is
ready to hang up his gloves after one more fight in 2016 and then make the
switch to being a full-time politician.
Arum told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday night that the 36-year-old
Pacquiao wants to get on with his political career and run for the Senate in
"I believe he'll take one more fight, then run for the Senate in the
Philippines," Arum told the newspaper in a telephone interview from China.
"He could fight twice more, I guess, but it sets up better for him to
fight, then run."
Pacquiao lost a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas four
months ago in a fight that Pacquiao fought with a torn rotator cuff in his
Pacquiao then underwent surgery after the Mayweather fight
which generated a record 4.4 million pay-per-view buys.
Arum told the Times it is unlikely Pacquiao and Mayweather could fight
"From what I've heard, Mayweather is retiring," Arum said. "I
guess they could fight again, but many things would have to happen."
Mayweather has said his next fight against Andre Berto on September 12 in
Las Vegas would be his last, but few are taking him seriously after he made the
same claim about several of his most recent title fights.