After a very long wait, it looks like Manny Pacquiao’s farewell bout will also be the deciding match to his saga with American boxer, Timothy Bradley.
Pacman’s April bout was announced last week after what seems to be a long time deciding on who he would like to fight last. Multiple names were thrown into the picture like British Amir Khan and American Terrence Crawford and Adrien Broner. In the end, Pacquiao decided to face someone who some people can say that he has an unsettled business with.
As previously reported, Bradley originally did not want to face Pacquiao again saying “I’ve faced Pacquiao twice and if I do it a third time it would be a fight of reckoning if anything else. It’s the only way I could describe it.” He also added that instead of the Philippine fighting pride, he would rather face Miguel Cotto who Bradley dubs as “big” and “strong.”
However, while Pacquiao is saying, “I am retiring from boxing to concentrate on my political career. My fight with Timothy Bradley will be my last,” his promoter Bob Arum is singing a different tune.
The Top Rank Promotions head honcho said “It’s not going to be Manny’s last fight because anything could still happen and you know Manny,” as cited by Sky Sports.
Furthermore, rumors of the two having a feud are slowly circulating the web accusing Arum of treating the Filipino as his company’s ultimate source of income.
Pacquiao’s final fight against Timothy Bradley will be held in Las Vegas on April 9.