Pacquiao thinks of retirement after Matthysse bout

By PTI Published on May 18, 2018 04:20 PM IST

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao says the outcome of his July bout against Argentine Lucas Matthysse will likely determine whether he will hang up his gloves after a storied career.

After a one-year hiatus from the ring, the 39-year-old has started training two weeks earlier than usual to bring himself up to peak fighting condition.

"I am not saying it will be the last, but it will be the basis for (me) to think about (whether) to continue or not," Pacquiao said.

"So I am trying my best and doing our best in the training in this fight to show if I can still do it or not," he added.