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Manny Pacquiao retires after defeating Timothy Bradley
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Manny Pacquiao retires after defeating Timothy Bradley
Sunday April 10th, 2016

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Manny Pacquiao officially announced his retirement from boxing after defeating Timothy Bradley in a unanimous decision Saturday, reports Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports. 

The announcement came as expected, as Pacquiao had made it clear that he planned to focus on a career in politics after the fight. 

“I already decided and commitment to my family that after this fight I'm going to go back home and spend more time with them, and talking about retirement that's going to be, and focus to help and serve the people in the Philippines, and that is my priority right now and focus,” Pacquiao said at the post-fight press conference. 

Pacquiao declared that he is running for senator in his home country of the Philippines and has previously served in the house of representatives. 

Freddie Roach prepares for the end of Pacquiao’s career—and his own

After losing to Bradley in their first match, Pacquiao won both rematches in decisive fashion. All three judges scored the fight 116–110 for Pacquiao on Saturday. 

 

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