Froch: Pacquiao should retire if he loses again


Posted at Feb 28 2014 12:01 AM | Updated as of Feb 28 2014 08:01 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao should consider retirement if he suffers another defeat in the hands of Timothy Bradley, according to super middleweight champion Carl Froch.

The IBF/WBA super middleweight king said another defeat will do no good for Pacquiao, who is nearing the end of his colorful boxing career.

“He’s in the twilight years and if he loses now in the rematch to somebody that he’s already lost against, then maybe the writing is on the wall,” said the Briton in an interview with On The Ropes Radio.

Pacquiao will try to reclaim his WBO welterweight crown when he takes on Bradley for the second time on April 12.

The Filipino boxing icon lost the title when he suffered a controversial split-decision loss to Bradley in June 2012.

After a stunning knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in December 2012, Pacquiao rebounded with a victory over Brandon Rios 11 months later.

Froch, however, believes that Pacquiao will have to do some soul-searching if he loses again.

“Would Manny Pacquiao consider retirement if he gets beat? He probably would do, he probably would consider retirement because he’s had a couple of losses now late on in his career and where would he go if he lost to Bradley again?” he said.

“He will probably want to beat Bradley and then get that fight that’s never happened against Mayweather, and I couldn’t see that happening if he lost to Bradley.”