Pacquiao Raring To Fight Again
Manny Pacquiao is looking forward to the time when he proves to the world that his fighting days are far from over.
Set to return to the ring on Nov. 10, Pacquiao told the Bulletin on Saturday afternoon that he can’t wait to get back to the ring and show everyone that it is premature to count him out even though he was the recipient of a stinging but undeserved split decision loss to Tim Bradley last month in Las Vegas.
“I still love to fight and I still have a lot left,” said Pacquiao from General Santos City.
Pacquiao has just returned from a vacation in Israel and France with his wife Jinkee and four kids and assured his fans and followers that he is determined to put on a show against a soon-to-be-named opponent on Nov. 10.
Told that some sectors have started to doubt his competitive spirit, Pacquiao said he remains hungry for recognition and the identity of his foe will be named soon.
In an TV interview on the long flight from Los Angeles to Manila last Friday, Pacquiao sounded off that he is inclined to face Bardley in a rematch “to get back at him.”
Bradley was awarded the split verdict even though 99 percent of those who saw the fight believed Pacquiao did enough to merit the decision.
But pressed on Saturday, Pacquiao politely declined to name who among Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico will be tapped to meet him.
“One thing is sure: I will be fighting a boxer,” said Pacquiao, who was obviously in a jolly mood during the brief chat with the caller from Manila.
Of course, even if the crowd-drawing Pacquiao gets it on with a kangaroo, people would pay and flock to see him in action.