Manny Pacquiao will fight one more time before he retires and focuses on politics, his promoter Bob Arum told the L.A. Times this week.
“I believe he’ll take one more fight, then run for the Senate in the Philippines,” Arum said.
There’s no confirmed opponent yet, but so far, Arum has met with representatives for Amir Khan in Britain. However, sources tell the Times that Khan’s promoter, Premier Boxing Champions, have said they don’t expect the fighter will be allowed to fight outside the organization, which was founded by Arum’s longtime rival Al Haymon.
In Pacquiao’s last fight, he lost a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather on May 2, after which he revealed that he had fought with a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Pac-Man has since underwent surgery and is not expected to be able to fight until next year.
When asked about a potential Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch, Arum admitted it could happen, though it was unlikely. “From what I’ve heard, Mayweather is retiring. I guess they could fight again, but many things would have to happen,” he said.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0) is set to fight Andre Berto on September 12th, in which he’s said will be his last — though the claim has been met with skepticism.