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Manny Pacquiao says God told him in a dream to retire

Manny Pacquiao recently rediscovered his religious roots and it’s changed his perspective on life and boxing. He says he’ll be retiring soon because of what God told him in a dream.

“I will not stay long in boxing because He said: ‘You have done enough. You have made yourself famous but this is harmful,’” Pacquiao reportedly told dzMM radio in an interview Monday.

Pac Man is scheduled to fight Timothy Bradley on June 9th in Las Vegas. It may be his last fight.

Pacquiao was talking retirement last month because he believed hurting people counters his religious beliefs. He even gave up cockfighting, gambling, and clubbing to cleanse his soul. But now that he’s been faced with the direct word of God, continuing his fighting career may be even more difficult.



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  • Anonymous

    Manny, I totally agree that you should quit; if you continue you’ll be forced, through pride, to fight Floyd. Although that would be good for your pocket it would  mangle your pride to exit with a loss even if it’s to the best boxer that has ever lived. Happy retirement, PacMan.

  • lily marquez

    Manny has always been religous, and I dont think he is afraid of floyd like you say floyd did not want the fight for not takeing  50/50 not saying he’s a coward  either  just that his arrogant’s and just the way floyd is, wont allow manny to be his = in the ring on fight night.

    I call the fight even I believe manny has the chin to take floyds punches
    + the fact that I feel floyd lost his legs.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Lilly, it seems I did not make myself clear and, if so, I apologise. It appears that I need to elaborate, so let me do so: Manny is like an attack dog; he fights going forward; does not understand the intricacies of the “sweet science” and thus, retreat is never on the cards for him. Combat, of any sort, involves thrusts and parries; the underlying principle is to strike and not be struck. Manny is generally confident that he can absorb the strikes of all of his opponents and he is, therefore, willing to take their strikes so that he can effect his own. Because of this reckless abandon with which he approaches his battles, Floyd is suspicious that he is ‘on something,’ but I do not believe that Floyd, the man who understands that parries (evasion) are just as important as thrusts ( strikes) has ever been afraid of Manny. What I do believe, is that now that Floyd has called Manny out, in no uncertain terms, it is more than passing strange that Manny chooses (after all these years of intense and lucrative participation in pugilism) to find or rediscover religion.  Especially a religion which tells him that fighting is wrong. I will not accept his word unless he gives away the monies he has made from this “evil” thing called boxing. But just to clear things up let me make it clear that I did not say that Manny is afraid of FMM – after all the PacMan is virtually impervious to blows. What I did insinuate, though, is that Manny is aware that (skill-wise) he is no match for Floyd. Manny and all his handlers are aware that he, although not really a knockout-artist, would, if he is to win, have to knock out a man who has never even tasted the canvas in close to fifty fights. The odds of that happening are slim to none when one factors in the defensive skills of Floyd Money Mayweather.

  • Anonymous

    PAC MAN A PUSSY…HE JUST DONT WANT TO GET MAYWEATHERED SO HE WENT TO CHURCH.

  • Anonymous

    I reiterate my comment that it is in Manny’s interest to quit while he is ahead. He will never, ever fight for as much money as Floyd was offering him for a May 5 bout, but he can go out with a bang, assuming he gets past Timothy Bradley in June. I, like all real fight fans, would have loved to see FMM and Manny get it on. Although I feel sure I know what the outcome would be if it did happen, I would have loved to see the reality unfold. I am relatively certain that it will not happen, though, mainly because Manny knows he cannot win and therefore, will not fight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heath-Nichols/100002953688849 Heath Nichols

    Manny has done more good in the sport of boxing than Mayweather has ever done in trying to destroy it. Manny is considered the P4P king by mostly everyone in the world in this era, and he is rightfully considered the boxer of the last decade in which Mayweather will never have. Manny had offered Mayweather 45/45 split in which winner takes the remaining 10%, the blood test, and anything else he wanted, but Mayweather did not take it. This only shows one thing even in a time where Manny is struggling in the ring, Mayweather never wanted to fight Pacquiao. It’s plainly obvious to everyone that Mayweather will never take a big risk to his ZERO loss career. After Mayweather retires DEFINITELY, his legacy will be examined, they will discover that it pales in comparison to other greats and won’t even come close to what Pacquiao accomplished, truth be told.

  • Anonymous

    As Noam Chomsky said: “For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.”To the partial and dangerously nationalistic, same.Just imagine if Mayweather had said that.Look into your hearts, people. And stop this nonsense. I’m a Christian too. But in America, you have Republican presidential candidates (most now out) claiming God told them to run. They come out and call others “unpatriotic” questioning their citizenship. But this is the same thing going on here.All emotion. No brains. Think!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hostanhawk Hostan Hawk Gouthier

    you r great man your writing is impetuous, fantastic, educate these brainless here 

  • http://www.facebook.com/hostanhawk Hostan Hawk Gouthier

    man everytime u hear religion  bullshyt, sorry not that cant write as well as you i just dont bother, cant believe the amount of idiots there is here 

  • http://www.facebook.com/hostanhawk Hostan Hawk Gouthier

     u must be pinoy u 

  • Anonymous

    Money is the root of all evil. For the love of money, the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight will never materialize. Mayweather always wants more money and Manny will have none of that because of pride.  I don’t blame him.   

  • Anonymous

    You can talk what ifs all day long.  The indisputable fact is Pacman offered Mayweather a 45% split of the total earnings with the winner taking the remaining 10% along with the doping test that Mayweather wanted. That sounds like a reasonable offer doesn’t it? Now why would Mayweather refuse that? History will be the judge and I take it the judgement will not favor the irrational and the greedy.

  • Anonymous

    Blah! Blah! Blah! I ain’t afraid of no ghost….I, mean Pacquiao!

  • Anonymous

    Sean Morehouse of The Boxing Tribune writes recently:”As is always the case when a talented young athlete begins to make a splash, comparisons to boxing royalty have started to follow Broner around. The hype is becoming something like another member of his already sizable entourage. Many fans have even been putting Broner into the same sentence with the best fighter in the world, Floyd Mayweather Jr..”Usually when one browses to the Fox Sport front page there is an article posted there that speaks to this question of who is the P for P king. Next time it appears, Mr. Heath Nichols, you should check to see who the boxing pundits list as in that position. I admire your fan-loyalty, Heath, but I despise your “hater” perspectives. In my opinion, Floyd Mayweather should probably not be anybody’s pick for “role model of the day” when it comes to some of his attitudes, but there could be no question concerning his intelligence, boxing I.Q, ring-craft and ring-generalship, and certainly none about his superlative boxing skills and abilities. And, before I go, let me ask you one question: When did Manny ever offer Floyd this 45/45 percentage split? Do you have a source unknown to the rest of us? As far as I am aware, Floyd is the one who made an offer of fifty million, which Manny foolishly turned down. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryandtpate Bryant Bdpeight

    The truth of the matter is that pacman is using religion to duck Mayweather. Im half filipino, and love my country and people, especially those in sports. But i lost respect fer pacman when he wouldn’t give us (the fans) what we want, and that is for him to fight Floyd. he has came up with every excuse there is, and it is obvious the real reason is that he doesn’t want to threaten his record. So to all of u who talk about it and dont have the real details to the Mayweather, and Pacman drama go do your research and you will see that im telling the truth………….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heath-Nichols/100002953688849 Heath Nichols

    Rofl, where have you been for the last couple of years?! Couped up in your Mayweather Fan Club House away from reality? lol. Just because you read ONE article from ONE reporter, does not mean much, lol. Why don’t you search for the
    percentage split that was offered since i’m not going to do that research for you or anyone else who is lazy enough. The fact that you don’t know just tells me that you don’t really pay attention to boxing news which just makes you look ignorant… unless of course you’re aware of it and just choose to deny the truth or spread lies, lol… Anyway it make you look just like you’re hero Mayweather rofl.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heath-Nichols/100002953688849 Heath Nichols

    u must be a racist u.. and yet it’s funny that you write as if you’re a foreigner yourself writing in broken english lol…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heath-Nichols/100002953688849 Heath Nichols

    hey hook-on-phonics guy, the only idiot here is u. Religion has given many ppl, whether meek or famous, more happiness and purpose in life than you’ll ever know. You sound like a grumpy old man who hates everyone lol.  The fact is religion is not for everyone since I don’t consider myself religious for one, however, at least i don’t make ignorant rants sounding like a hateful moron who dropped out of school. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heath-Nichols/100002953688849 Heath Nichols

    The truth of the matter is pacman has always been religious way before he met Mayweather. You say you’re half filipino, so is that suppose to mean something? Are you half black too lol? Why bring race into this? Is it because you’re desperate to prove your questionable identity? lol. Manny fears his record will be tarnished by Mayweather?! ROFL now that’s a first! You said you’ve done research on this, so why don’t you tell everyone what you know? Maybe you haven’t done much research at all and for all we know, you’re just a coward Mayweather fan in disguise lol….