ni Louis Pangilinan
Ang kanyang pagretiro noong 2016 ay maigsi lamang, bumalik sa ring si Pacquiao makalipas ang pitong buwan. “Boxing is my passion,” sambit ni Pacquiao . “It’s really hard to stop and hang up the gloves when you know that you can still fight. My mind is very active, 100 percent focused and wants to continue my career. But sometimes I have to listen to my body.”
Naniniwala si Roach kay Pacquiao, miyembro bg Philippines Senate, ay intensiyon na madugtunan ang kanyang career hanggang 2022 sa panahon na tatakbo siya sa pagka Pangulo ng bansa, bagay na kinibit balikat lang ng boksingero.
“He wants to be the first person to be president and world champion at the same time,” ani Roach.
“I think he’ll keep going long enough to try and make that happen.” Samantala, ani Roach umaasa siyang si Pacquiao ay manatili sa kasunduan ng dalawa na ginawa nila ilang taon na ang nakaraan, kung saan umaasa at paniwala ng 59-year-old cornermanna panahon na niya para magretiro, susundin niya ang payo at isampay na ang kanyang gloves.
“I think that agreement might have been made too long ago,” ani Roach.
“Because I think that even if I do say ‘Manny it’s time to quit, you’ve lost a step, you’re not the old Manny Pacquiao,’ there’s too many people around him who will tell him that I’m full of shit, and he may listen to them.”
‘’At one time I’d have said our agreement was pretty solid and he’d listen to me. But today I’m not so sure.’’ (Louis Pangilinan)