Life begins at 40: Manny Pacquiao believes his career is not yet over

first_imgManny Pacquiao celebrates his win against Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Age isn’t stopping Manny Pacquiao any time soon.Even at 40 years old, Pacquiao displayed his dominance when he tore Adrien Broner apart in 12 rounds to retain his WBA World welterweight title Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT The fight was Pacquiao’s 70th career bout that spans 61 wins, seven losses, and two draws and that level of usage dwarfs Broner’s 33-4-1 line.Pacquiao said that his career is far from over and he’s adamant that retirement is nowhere near the horizon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I really don’t believe my career is over, I proved it in my last fight against Mattysse, and I proved it again at the age of 40,” said Pacquiao during his post-fight interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray.“Manny Pacquiao’s journey still continues.” Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Kyrie Irving, Celtics rally past Hawks View comments “I’m so happy because God gave me this good health and blessings,” said Pacquiao. “At age 40, I can still give my best,” said Pacquiao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao scored a technical knockout win over Matthysse back in July of 2018 to capture the black-and-gold WBA belt.Matthysse then ended his career shortly after that fight with a record of 39-5 with 36 knockouts.Pacquiao’s fight against Broner also showed that he could still roll at the highest level displaying an offense that was seen from him a decade earlier.Boxing’s only eight-division World champion was relentless in the seventh pinning Broner into three separate corners forcing the challenger to go for the clinch and avoid punishment.Pacquiao then launched a rocket of a left that rocked Broner to the ropes.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIEScenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img