The legendary Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, after losing by a unanimous decision of the judges from the Cuban Yordenis Ugas, said that he does not yet know whether he will continue his boxing career.
“Perhaps in the future you will not see Manny Pacquiao fighting in the ring anymore. I don’t know. Considering all these decades, I am happy with what I have achieved in boxing. I set a record and took boxing to the top. It is especially important that I glorified my country, the Filipino people.
For a fee or not, but deep down I want to fight. I want to continue fighting, but I also have to listen to my body. I need to take into account many factors, in particular my work in my country, in the Philippines.
There are many things that I need to do, and I also need to help people. I want to inspire everyone, especially Filipinos – both in the ring and outside it. This is my goal, ” Manny Pacquiao said at a press conference after the fight with Ugas.
“I didn’t perform 100 percent today,” Manny says when asked how he assesses his level of performance in the ring. – The fact is that in the second and third rounds, my legs started to cramp. If not for this, I believe that I would have won the fight if I could move from side to side, counterattack him. As for the age factor in this fight, it played a big role. And cramps, too. I have absolutely no regrets about accepting this fight, I am a boxer and I have to fight with the best, this is my job.
At the moment, I have thoughts about retirement in my head, most likely. I’m not sure yet. If as a percentage, then 60 by 40. The fact is that in my heart I want to continue boxing, to enter the ring, but you need to take into account the fact that my body is no longer getting younger, I have been training it for many years. I also have a lot of work at home, in the Philippines. I must and want to help my people, I strive to be a real example for them both in the ring and outside it. This is my goal.”