Pacquiao back, mulls retirement from ring

Manny Pacquiao (left) holds a cake while President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (right) gestures during his courtesy call in Malacañang shortly after he arrived from the US where he defended his WBO crown against Ghanaian Joshua Clottey last March 13.

Manny Pacquiao (left) holds a cake while President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (right) gestures during his courtesy call in Malacañang shortly after he arrived from the US where he defended his WBO crown against Ghanaian Joshua Clottey last March 13.

MANILA, Philippines—Barring an irresistible offer from the camp of Floyd Mayweather Jr., the boxing world may have seen the last of its best pound-for-pound fighter.

Manny Pacquiao dimmed the luster of his homecoming Monday by saying that he was seriously thinking of hanging up his gloves.

“It’s OK for me to retire. No problem with me … I’ve been in boxing for so long. Since I was 12 years old, I have been fighting in the ring [and] now I’m already 31 years old,” Pacquiao said in Filipino during a press briefing in Malacañang a few hours after he arrived from the United States.

He said his mother, the popular Aling Dionisia, had been begging him to quit boxing, mainly to spare his body from further punishment.

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