Pacquiao still hungry ahead of Bradley bout


Manny Pacquiao is as hungry as ever to put on a show in what could be the last fight of his illustrious career against Timothy Bradley on Saturday.

Legendary Filipino Pacquiao initially vowed to retire and concentrate on politics after taking on Bradley for a third time in Las Vegas this weekend.

Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, said the welterweight has "more quality fights left in him" and the 37-year-old has given mixed messages as to whether he will fight again.

But for now Pacquiao is focused on showing he remains a force as he prepares to face Bradley for a third time - 11 months after losing to Floyd Mayweather.

"It is very important to get the win for my country and the people in the Philippines." he said.

"I still have that [killer instinct]. I rested almost one year and when I started training for this fight I felt fresh and hungry again, like I did when I first started boxing.

"It's been good for me. It's good that I had a long lay-off.

"I still have that desire. I love boxing. Boxing is my passion. I grew up on boxing. I started when I was 12 years old, non-stop, until now."

Pacquiao won a rematch with Bradley two years ago after the American benefited from a controversial split points decision to come out on top in their first bout in 2012.