Freddie Roach, the long-time coach of Manny Pacquiao, winner of the eighth division, says the superstar boxer will be the one to decide on his future in combat after a stunning 12-round win over Keith Thurman at welterweight At MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Pacquiao announced he would take a break for the remainder of the year, then fight back in 2020. But that did not happen as planned.
What's next is not discussed at the moment, says Roach.
"This guy (Thurman) swore to retire Manny, and he refused, pointing out that he and only he's in charge of telling him when to retire. Not someone else, "Roach told the Manila Times.
"Previously, others who Manny had previously struggled to defeat also tried to end his career once and for all. What I can say now is that we do not know what's next, who we'll fight back next, when and so on ̵
"Manny had just unified the WBA welterweight and he also needed to unify the 147 pound championship, as did (Errol Spence), Shawn (Porter) and (Terence) Crawford, as I said, we do not have anyone yet These people are out there, yes, and we want to be the best in this division, we're not just fighting for fun, you know? If (Floyd) Mayweather does not retire and decides If not, Spence, & # 39; Bud & # 39; Crawford, these guys, I mean, young guys who lead really good and very, very tough fights. "