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Pacquiao happy to hang up gloves after third bout with Bradley

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 01:25

Manny Pacquiao says he will be be both happy and sad to hang up his gloves following his third fight against American rival Tim Bradley.

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SHOWS: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 19, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE SHOT OF PRESS CONFERENCE 2. MANNY PACQUIAO AT NEWS CONFERENCE 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANNY PACQUIAO ON PLANS FOR RETIREMENT, SAYING: "I am so happy to be hanging my gloves up after this fight because of what I have done. I am sure that I will feel sad after that. But, that is life, not all the time you are fighting or in the ring. But, it is time." 4. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TIMOTHY BRADLEY ON THE FIGHT, SAYING: "We are super confident going into this third fight. Knowing what I know and going 24 rounds with him, knowing Manny Pacquaio. He's not King Kong, I feel honestly that this is my time and I am going to win this fight on April 09." 5. FREDDIE ROACH, MANNY PACQUIAO, TIMOTHY BRADLEY AND TEDDY ATLAS POSING 6. WIDE SHOT OF PRESSER 7. PACQUIAO AND BRADLEY FACING OFF STORY: Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao" is almost ready to retire, but before he does he and Timothy Bradley have some unfinished business as they get ready to reprise their roles as rivals for the third time inside the ring. Pacquiao, an eight-time world champion and five-time world champion Bradley each promised that things would be different this time as they stared down each other on Tuesday (January 19) in Beverly Hills during a media luncheon, where it was announced they'll meet in a 12-round welterweight championship fight set for April 9, in Las Vegas. Bradley, who is coming off a strong performance under his new trainer Teddy Atlas, also is looking forward to lots of action. "We are super confident going into this third fight," said Bradley. "Knowing what I know and going 24 rounds with him, knowing Manny Pacquaio. He's not King Kong, I feel honestly that this is my time and I am going to win this fight on April 09." For Pacquiao, the future Hall of Famer who brings a record of 57-6-2 into the bout, feels that the timing is right to end his career after the trilogy with Bradley. "I am so happy to be hanging my gloves up after this fight because of what I have done," explained Pacquiao. "I am sure that I will feel sad after that. But, that is life, not all the time you are fighting or in the ring. But, it is time." After hangin' up the gloves, Pacquiao the fighter will focus his career in politics and helping his people, where he's a congressional representative in his home country of the Philippines. In the meantime, he has an 8-week training camp to get ready for Timothy Bradley.

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Pacquiao happy to hang up gloves after third bout with Bradley

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 01:25