Sunday, April 4, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
By JOSEPH JUBELAG
April 5, 2010, 10:18am
GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is not retiring from boxing this year or even if he wins the congressional election in May, Pacquiao’s adviser said Sunday.
Michael Koncz, the Canadian adviser of Pacquiao, said the Filipino boxing idol is not yet keen on retiring from boxing after his victorious fight with Ghanian Joshua Clottey last March.
Pacquiao, who is running for congressman in Sarangani in the May elections, has been asked by his mother Dionisia to consider retirement from boxing and instead concentrate on his family’s businesses.
“Even if Manny wins as congressman he can still do boxing — at least two fights a year,” Koncz said.
He added that Pacquiao could not just leave boxing if he can still have the capability to fight because it’s his livelihood.
“Imagine the money he would lose in his every fight at least a minimum of $15 million if he stops boxing,” Koncz said.
Asked about the possibility of Pacquiao’s fight with Floyd Mayweather, Koncz said it was Mayweather who was making all the excuses to avoid a match with Pacquiao.
He said Mayweather should not impose his conditions and terms for Manny to follow in their boxing match.
He said their camp could possibly look for other fighters in the higher middleweight division to match up with Pacquiao.
Koncz was accompanying Pacquiao in his political campaign in Sarangani.
The Filipino boxing sensation and his wife Jinkee joined the procession of the Station of the Cross during the Good Friday at his hometown in Kiamba, Sarangani.