Boxing fans happy that Pacquiao retires a champ

In what Manny Pacquiao says will be his final fight, the Filipino boxer defeated American Timothy Bradley unanimous decision.

If he really is hanging up his gloves, then Manny Pacquiao put a exclamation mark on his legendary career last night with a dominant performance against Timothy Bradley.

Pacquiao won by a unanimous decision, with all three ringside judges scoring 116-110.

Flanked by kids Jimuel and Michael, Jinkee admits that she grew nervous each fight following the devastating defeat Pacquiao took from Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez in December, 2012.

"I want to go home to my family and serve the people", Manny said after the bout. He did land a short right hook, but Pacquiao also gave Bradley a slight push after that and that appeared as much responsible for Bradley tasting the canvas.

Bradley had a very good start but Pacquiao recovered starting in the fourth and in the seventh, Pacquiao landed a two-punch combination to score the first knockdown.

Regarding both Pacquiao's and his own future, Bradley was unequivocal in each response. He has had a truly astounding career with a 58-6-2, 38 KOs record.

He said would support if the Filipino fighter, dubbed as one of the best boxers in history, would retire from his boxing and go on with his political career.

In the ninth round, however, Pacquiao caught him with a huge left hand that sent him to the canvass. "He knew where I was gonna be", said the native of Palm Springs, California.

"Abraham was strong, very heavy-handed, but I took him to Mexican boxing school", Ramirez said.

"I don't how I got hit, I can barely remember the fight".

Pacquiao, 37, might retire, do all those things he talks about, and get the itch to fight again. "I wasn't professional enough to stay patient myself and I walked into shots".

Pacquiao, who is on his second term as congressman, is running for Senator in the May 9 elections. I think he's looked better than he has in a long time.

Pacquiao could potentially have his choice of unbeaten junior-welterweight champion Terence Crawford, Mexico's middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, or maybe someone makes the case that with a healed shoulder, the two knockdowns of hard-headed Bradley are worthy of a lucrative Mayweather rematch at the new, 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He's the best fighter I've ever faced - explosive, with lots of power and speed.

He runs hot and cold about leaving boxing, though, and there is the alluring prospect of another big payday or two if he is impressive against Bradley.

"I'm OK, I'm OK", Pacquiao said about his finances.

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