Pacquiao says he may retire next year


Posted at Feb 12 2012 08:42 PM | Updated as of Feb 15 2012 04:16 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Boxing superstar and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao is considering retiring from boxing next year.

Pacquiao said his upcoming bout with undefeated American boxer Timothy Bradley Jr. on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas may be his last fight.

This also means that his much-awaited dream fight with American Floyd Mayweather Jr. may never happen.

Pacquiao explained it may not look good to be seen fighting in the boxing ring now that he has accepted the Church's offer to become a Bible ambassador.

He said he may just focus on his political plans and reading the Bible.

Last month, Pacquiao disclosed during a one-on-one interview with Dyan Castillejo that he has renewed his faith and has turned his back on vices, including womanizing, gambling and drinking. -- Report from Rea Lara, ABS-CBN News