Mar 20, 2012, 11:54 AM EST
It seems that even God is tired of waiting for a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight. “Look,” says the Almighty. “If you’re not going to fight, I’m just going to send Floyd to prison, and make Manny do politics full time. Which amounts to the same thing, really.”
Of course all of this happened in Manny’s head, in a dream. He revealed as much during a Filipino radio interview recently, saying that God has told him it will soon time to hand up the gloves. Pacquiao:
“I will not stay long in boxing because He said ‘You have done enough. You have made yourself famous, but this is harmful.’ “
Pacquiao also said, in another interview, that he has stopped drinking and womanizing. He said in that interview that he did not want to harm anybody, inside the ring or out of it. That must come as good news to Timothy Bradley, who takes on Pacquiao for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title on June 9 in Las Vegas.
Is Pacquiao really close to retirement? Let’s go to promoter Bob Arum for the answer:
“If I said ‘Yes, I think he’s going to retire,’ I’d be accused of using this to hype up sales,” Arum told Yahoo! Sports on Monday. “The answer is, I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t know. When he talks to me, he talks differently, but we haven’t talked in weeks. When I was in the Philippines, we had a lot of religious discussions, but he said nothing that would indicate he is going to retire soon. I’ve learned, though, that when you’re dealing with religious stuff, you never know.”
Pacquiao is said to be getting ready to run for governor of his province in the Philippines, which would further indicate that his boxing career has a rather short shelf life.
Manny Pacquiao tells Filipino reporter God has told him to retire [Yahoo Sports]
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