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Koncz Talks Return: Manny Pacquiao Misses Boxing, Training

Manny Pacquiao is planning to fight again later this year, just three months after announcing his retirement from boxing.

Pacquiao, who said his win over Timothy Bradley in April was his final bout, would fight on Oct. 29 or Nov. 5 in Las Vegas against a yet-to-be-determined opponent, his promoter Bob Arum said.

Since Pacquiao's "farewell" bout three months ago, the 37-year-old former eight-division world boxing champion won a senate seat in the Philippines.

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Arum had placed a hold on the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for a possible Pacquiao return on Oct. 15 but the southpaw's responsibilities forced a change of plans.

"Manny wants to come back. The problem is he can only come back if it doesn't interfere with his senate duties," Arum said to ESPN Deportes.

"We had pencilled him in for Oct. 15 at Mandalay Bay but we were informed that is no longer possible because he has to spend that week leading up to Oct. 15 formulating the budget in the senate and doing the votes.

"He has to be there for that week, so that knocks out that week. He can't mess around with that. So now we're looking at Oct. 29 or Nov. 5. We want to do the fight in Las Vegas."

Pacquiao's unanimous decision win over Bradley was his first fight in nearly a year after his loss to Floyd Mayweather. He had said he was bringing the curtain down on his career to concentrate on politics and his family.

Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz said in the report that the southpaw, while committed to politics, is happiest when he is in the ring.

"Manny's primary concern and obligation is to fulfill his senatorial duties. But he just misses boxing. He misses the training. He misses being in the gym. You can see when he trains it's like a stress reliever for him. His mood changes. It's like he's in happy land," Koncz said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lou Cipher on 07-14-2016

[QUOTE=revelated;16865269][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/Tubar/Pac%20Hamed.png[/IMG][/QUOTE] Suck it loser. [url]http://boxrec.com/title/WBCINT/25?title=WBCINT&division=Super%20Bantamweight[/url] :owned:

Comment by TJ highway on 07-14-2016

Max Kellerman said yesterday on his LA radio show (Max and Marcellus) that Broner has priced himself out of the fight with Pacquiao. Promoter Bob Arum said, “That is correct (That Broner priced himself out). I was dealing with Al…

Comment by Spoon23 on 07-14-2016

[QUOTE=tangalog2200;16865099]can a promoter force an out of shape fighter? if pac really wish to call it quits, he can just balloon up to a duran like built or bigger and focus on his senate duties..... who will buy a bloated…

Comment by Brz_Pugilist on 07-13-2016

The only fight that would interest me with pacquiao would be against Keith Thurman or canelo alvarez

Comment by revelated on 07-13-2016

[QUOTE=Lou Cipher;16864806]I wouldnt call Pac the best ever [B]since he fought the same weight class as Naseem Hamed[/B] but hes definitely the best of the last decade...hence his name Fighter of the Decade. [/QUOTE] [IMG]https://pic.pimg.tw/pc856555/1436113731-3035357894.png[/IMG]

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