“If he gets Mayweather, do that fight and retire. If he doesn’t get Mayweather he should retire. It’s not worth it for him to continue boxing.” – Arum
Pinayuhan ni Top Rank Promotions Chief Bob Arum ang Filipino eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao na mag-retiro na lamang kung hindi matutuloy ang rematch nito sa undefeated American fighter Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Sa maraming taon na nakasama at pag-promote sa mga laban ni Pacquaio, aminado ito na hindi magagawaran ang kapasidad ni Pacquiao pagdating sa boksing.
Ngunit, aniya’y, malapit nang mag-41 anyos si Pacquaio at hindi ito makakabuti sa kalusugan ng senador.
“Pacquiao, I promoted him for many, many years. He’s an exceptionally good human being, really a fine guy, extraordinarily charitable and a delight,” wika ni Arum.
“But he’s (almost) 41-years-old. And if you’re 41 you can’t take punishment. You can’t take blows like he did in the Thurman fight. Sure, he won that fight – but he took a lot of punishment. That punishment is going to have a serious effect on how he lives the rest of is life,” ani Arum.
Gayunpaman, wala pang pinal na desisyon ang Team Pacquiao kung sino ang sunod na makakalaban ni ‘Pacman’.
Source: Philstar Ngayon