No comeback for Pacquiao when he retires


Posted at Dec 06 2012 11:40 PM | Updated as of Dec 07 2012 07:40 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Not that he's planning to retire soon, but Manny Pacquiao said that if he hangs his gloves, he'll be hanging them for good.

Pacquiao still has a weekend assignment against old foe Juan Manuel Marquez and still wants to slug it out against worthy opponents after that.

"Like I said, as long as there are no problems, there are a lot of opponents out there," the Filipino said in a report by RingTV’s Lem Satterfield.

Aside from a possible mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., he is also inclined to take on fellow Top Rank boxer Brandon Rios.

"There are other potential opponents rising up right now. There are many. I'm willing to fight anybody. There's a lot," said Pacquiao.

The 33-year-old boxing icon said he wants to fight while he is still young and capable.

When he thinks his skills begins to diminish, then he’ll consider retirement.

"Right now, my thinking is that if I retire, I'm not going back into boxing," said Pacquiao.

"I'm not going to be like some other fighters that retire and come back like that. When I decide to retire, then there will be no more coming back to boxing."