After losing to Australian Jeff Horn, Senator Manny Pacquiao said he is now considering the proposals of his family and other people to retire from boxing.
“Kinokonsidera ko na rin yan, yung opinion ng mga tao, yung opinion ng pamilya at yung katawan ko. Sa ngayon, hindi ko muna masasagot yan,” Pacquiao said in an interview over ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol on Monday, July 3.
“Mag relax muna ako, mag recover muna ako sa pananakit ng katawan and then after that pag relax na, saka na siguro mapag-isipan ng mabuti,” he said.
Asked about other people’s suggestion that he should just forget about boxing and instead concentrate on his work in the Senate, Pacquiao agreed as he promised to start reviewing the bills that he intends to file.
Pacquiao, nevertheless, insisted that he did everything he could to beat the Australian boxer but blamed the referee for failure to stop Horn’s dirty tricks during their fight on Sunday, July 2. Horn stole the WBO welterweight title from Pacquiao via unanimous decision.
“Hindi naman kulang sa preparation, talgang matibay lang talaga si Jeff Horn at yun ang panglaban nya, yung tibay nya,” the senator said.
“Hindi naman sya (Horn) masyadong magaling pero matibay lang talaga. Ginawa naman lahat ng makakaya natin,” Pacquiao added.