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Pacquiao not looking beyond Vargas fight

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Los Angeles– Filipino star Manny Pacquiao says he remains undecided about his future in boxing beyond this year, insisting he is not looking past his upcoming world title bout with Jessie Vargas.

Pacquiao returns to the ring to face World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Vargas on November 5, three months after ending his four-month “retirement”.

But the 37-year-old eight division world champion said he has not thought about his plans after the Vargas fight as he continues to juggle the demands of the sport and his duties as a newly elected member of the Philippines Senate.

“Right now my focus is on this fight. Then I go back and do my job, then I could think about 2017,” Pacquiao told reporters on a conference call.

Asked if he expected to fight again, he added: “I don’t know yet. One fight at a time. I cannot say yes right now.”

“Today, Jessie Vargas is the most important fight of my career.”

Pacquiao’s veteran promoter Bob Arum believes that the Filipino icon will remain in demand if he produces a convincing win over Vargas.

“If Manny comes in and dominates this fight and looks like the old Manny, and wants to continue fighting, there will be certain opponents that will be considered,” he said.

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  • TTangaKa

    sarap ng ngiting aso ni idol Mani FUCKyou. isisp isip nya, “mauuto na naman ang mga BOBOngTANGAng pinoy, makabayad at mabawas bawasan ang tax utang ko”.

    • Fair gamer

      hayaan mo. konti na lang manunuod sa makasariling pulitikong yan.
      tigas nyang pakyaw na yan. hindi lumaban sa Olympics tingin nya hindi sapat ang makukuha nyang pera. may katapat na bayad kelangan kapalit ng karangalan ng bansa

  • Paking

    “Right now my focus is on this fight. Then I go back and do my job, then I could think about 2017,” Pacquiao told reporters on a conference call.

    Narinig na namin yan….ULOL!

  • Steven Hark

    Remove him as a senator!

  • Fair gamer

    why didn’t you fight in the Olympics manny?
    not enough money for your superstar stature? you don’t care about Filipino pride! selfish!
    I wish you lose you patriotic pretender

    • wildspecie

      Correct he should have at least tried to give honor to the Philippines by hearing its national anthem played in an Olympic stadium.

      • Simon

        Hirap naman sa inyo hindi nu ba nasundan ung balita na hindi kayang bumuhay ng pamilya sa pagiging Senador nung nagpa-alam siya kay Drilon?

        • Fair gamer

          hirap ba bumuhay ng pamilya yung natitira nyang bilyones na pera?
          sarcastic ba remark mo? kung sarcastic, naiintindihan kita. kung seryoso ka, malamang sobrang idol si pakyaw kahit na pinagtaksilan nya ang Pilipinas na magkaron sana ng kaisa isang gintong medalya sa Olympics.

          • Simon

            Hindi ka rin ba nagbabasa ng jaryo huh? Sinabi nyan yun!

          • Fair gamer

            hindi pre. kasalanan ba hindi magbasa ng dyaryo ang naghahanap buhay na tulad ko?
            anyway, wala na kong pakelam sa pakyaw na yan. dati iniidolo ko sya. pero ngayon plastic na sya at walang isang salita. hindi na sya huwarang mamamayan na dapat tularan

        • wildspecie

          Olympics is only a once in “every 4 year affair”, isang beses lang po siyang lalaban para mabigyang tsansa ang Pilipinas na maka gintong medalya sa Olimpyada, hindi ko po tinuran na habang buhay siyang lalaban sa olimpyada kaya maraming taon pa ang maaaring niyang gugulin para sa komersyong boksing. sana naman po malinaw ang aking naging pahayag, salamat po.

  • Simon

    Marami ka ng pera MP, pero ang sinisiguro ko sa laban mo, hindi na yan kikita ng inaasahan mo, itaga mo sa bato, Dapat doon na sa China ituloy ang laban mo dahil nga ang Amo mo doon na nakipag-alyansa sa China. Baka doon maraming bumili ng ticket mo.

  • wildspecie

    there is nothing to look beyond, don’t tell your plans and then change it later. Your popularity has been waning people got tired of you.

    • Fair gamer

      wala na rin yung walang tao sa kalsada at zero crime tuwing laban nya.
      sabi nga ng mga manunuod, bakit mo panonoorin ang sports na bugbugan kung ang lumalaban wala naman balak patumbahin ang kalaban?
      malaking kalokohan hindi ba?

  • Paul Parenas

    37 is kind of old for a fighter. Quit the sport while you’re still ahead. I hate to see you end up like a Muhammad Ali. Plenty of money is good if you can enjoy it. Not good, if doctors, nurses and the medical profession enjoys it for you………

  • wildspecie

    Kwidaw kayo baka balak nyang maging presidente sa hinaharap.

  • Bluedragon64

    Matalo sana.. I am not PROUD of this guy. PERA na lang habol nito. GREEDY for MONEY, POWER and FAME.. Boooooooo..