Friday 20th October 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Are we seeing the Last of Manny Pacquiao?

Manny Pacquiao arrived in Manila with his trademark smile holding his wife Jinkee with their cute kids as Manny talk with the reporters around him. Years before Manny learn to lace up his gloves it wasn’t like that at all. Mommy Dionesia had to find a living to cater to her growing family as Manny’s father leave them to escape his responsibility to his wife and children. She had to carry her family and act as a mother and father to all of them. Manny promised Mommy Dionesia that one day he’s gonna make their lives better and after 7 divisional weight championships later Manny had given more than enough to his family and to his mother Dionesia. After every Pacquiao victory reporters would always ask mother Dionesia what she wants from Manny but this time mommy Dionesia’s plea has been louder more than ever as she wants her son to retire. Manny shrug the possibility out when he fought Miguel Cotto and landed him a busted eardrum and after the Clottey fight it looks like Manny is inclining in hanging up his gloves for good. His mother doesn’t want him to fight anymore and she would go down on her knees and ask Manny to stop fighting. She wants her son to enjoy the fruits of his labor and Freddie Roach couldn’t agree more seeing Ali and himself having the effects of their brutal wars in Parkinson’s disease. Manny doesn’t want to talk any about Mosley or Mayweather for now he is focus on his campaign for a congressional seat in Sarangani province he has enough of Mayweather’s silly trash talks “He needs me to bolster his career. I am open to him fighting me anytime he wants to.” said Pacquiao.
“I came this far in my boxing career without Mayweather, so I see no need to call him out,”
The fact is Manny Pacquiao has already achieved what no one has ever achieved in boxing there is no need for him to prove his already remarkable legacy. Some critics will continue to haunt Manny on the PEDs and Steroids issue but he has already proven himself by passing every drug test the commission ask him and a dedicated work ethic that is legendary while he was in training camp. I feel that Manny is tired of proving everybody’s dirty mind wrong that he simply doesn’t care anymore. Mayweather can brag about cleaning the sport and he can talk about Manny not taking the test but we can never deny it that Floyd has never had any proof about his accusations and many supported Manny and in spite of all of that because people still continues to embrace Manny as the best pound per pound boxer in the world.
It looks like a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is becoming dim and if Manny wins the congressional seat it maybe the end of Manny’s career. He has given us never ending battle in the past and he has given his family a good life I think now is the time he give himself a taste of a good life and rip the fruits of his hard work. Mothers know best but we all hope Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come to his senses.

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]