Pacquiao: No time limit for boxing career
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino ring icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao believes he has little left to accomplish in his boxing career, but maintains he is not yet ready to hang up his gloves for good.
Speaking with Ring TV, Pacquiao said he is "very satisfied" with what he has accomplished in his boxing career.
"Winning world titles in eight divisions and defeating great fighters... have brought glory to the Philippines and the Filipino people around the world," Pacquiao said.
The champion boxer has not lost since 2005 and is on a 15-bout winning streak.
Among the boxers he has defeated in that span include Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, Erik Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez.
"As long as I keep fighting, it is my goal to keep the fans entertained and coming back for more fights. I have no limit on when I will end my boxing career," Pacquiao said.
His promoter, Top Rank chief executive officer Bob Arum, has revealed that the Filipino fighter wants to fight just three more times after his June 9 clash with unbeaten American boxer Timothy Bradley Jr.
Pacquiao, however, did not give a definite date on when he will retire from the sport.
"When it is no longer enjoyable, and when my skills begin to decline, my trainer Freddie Roach promised to tell me that it is time to end it," he said.
Pacquiao has already made history in his sport when he became the only fighter to win a championship across eight weight divisions.
But he is also famous for his numerous activities outside the ring, which includes an acting, singing and political career.
Once Pacquiao retires from boxing, it is widely expected that he will focus on his career as a politician. The Filipino boxer currently serves as a Congressman in the Philippine House of Representatives and plans to run for governor of Sarangani province in 2013.