Manny Pacquiao Says Retirement Is Near, Wants Mayweather Rematch

By Staff  |  05/14/2015

Manny Pacquiao

Following the whirlwind that was the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, Manny has returned home to the Philippines.

He first underwent surgery in Los Angeles to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, and will be out of action for six months to a year.

Pacquiao says he will wait until his shoulder heals before making a decision on his boxing future, but admits retirement is knocking at the door.

"I will focus on healing my shoulder. After that, I will announce continuing my career or retirement," he said, according to the BBC. "I'm not saying I am going to retire, but it's near. I'm already 36, turning 37 this December."

If, for some reason, you didn't follow the fight and aftermath, Pacquiao aggravated a pre-existing injury before his May 2 loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., and he failed to notify the Nevada Athletic Commission of his condition in pre-fight questionnaire.

Mayweather dominated the mostly uneventful fight and won a unanimous decision.

Pacquiao, however, hopes to get another chance at Mayweather before he retires.

"I [would] like that. I want that. But my focus right now is my shoulder, my work as a congressman and my family."