Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is likely to retire from the sport after one more fight next year.
According to reports, Britain’s Amir Khan is one potential opponent for what would probably be the final fight of Pacquiao’s career. However, two other contenders are under the radar including American Terence Crawford and Timothy Bradley for the bout. The final decision about his last opponent will be taken by the end of this year.
The eight-division world champion is on the verge of quitting boxing for politics and is likely to run for a seat in the Philippines senate in 2016. Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather in his last fight due to a shoulder injury that stopped him from using his right hand.
Few weeks after the fight, Manny Pacquiao underwent surgery to repar a torn rotator cuff. The Filipino fighter has 57 wins, six losses and two draws on his record over a 20-year career. He is often nicknamed as “the Mexicutioner” by the commentators and the fans due to his dominance over Mexican fighters.
“I will fight anybody, anywhere. I am going to fight probably before the election. The election is coming next year, May and before that I will probably have one fight, said Manny Pacquiao.
Around the globe rumors have been circulating about a rematch with Mayweather, who retired in September after a victory over Andre Berto. Pacqiao’s promoter Bob Arum ruled out the possibility of a rematch as the American boxer walked away from the sport.
The 36-year-old is in Qatar for AIBA World Boxing Championships that will continue until 15th of October. The boxer arrived at the invitation of AIBA president, Ching-Kuo Wu, a personal friend. IMAGE/nytimes