Pacquiao reiterates retirement plan


Manny Pacquiao has reiterated his plans to retire from boxing despite beating Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Pacquiao dominated the 66th fight of his career - and third against Bradley - and was awarded the fight 116-110 by all three judges, the 37-year-old knocking his rival down in the seventh and ninth rounds.

Saturday's bout was Pacquiao's first since losing to Floyd Mayweather in May 2015 and he was impressive as he cruised to his 58th win, and second over Bradley.

"Yes, as of now I am retired," Pacquiao said. "I am going to go home and think about it, but I want to be with my family. I want to serve the people [of the Philippines].

"I have a commitment to my family that I am going to retire after this, but I don't know. Maybe I will enjoy being a retired man and helping the people."

The Filipino enjoyed his last fight and felt his performance had led to the best of his three bouts with Bradley.

He added: "This was the best of the three fights I had with Timothy Bradley. Great action, and it was very competitive.

"I was looking for a knockout in every round. He's a very tough fighter and a very good counter-puncher. 

"Bradley is a good boxer, a great fighter and a good man. It was not easy."