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Pacquiao Moving Closer To God, Roach is Concerned

By Chris Labate

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is moving closer to God. The boxer has always been religious, but in the last few months the Filipino superstar has taken huge steps to follow his religious beliefs. The Catholic Church recently named Pacquiao as an ambassador.

Pacquiao is already sensing a conflict with his full devotion to God and the brutal sport of boxing. He fully admits that his boxing career is quickly coming to end.

He returns on June 9th against undefeated Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"I'm not saying [Bradley] is the last fight. Maybe I can fight one more. I don't know. I have a casino and sold it and all my roosters, stopped drinking alcohol and everything that's not good for following the commandments of God. Boxing, for me, hitting each other is not good. So I was thinking I'm not going to stay long in boxing," Pacquiao told USA Today.

Freddie Roach, who trains Pacquiao, is a bit concerned with his boxer's new lifestyle changes. He doesn't know how the lifestyle changes will affect Pacquiao in the gym.

"I haven't seen Manny yet, but I know he's got a very strong faith in God. But I haven't seen him so I haven't seen any changes or anything like that. We'll get ready for the fight. If it's not there, it's not there, and I'll probably tell him to retire," Roach told USA Today.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by t2xspgs on 02-22-2012

Lol dummy. Catholics are going to hell. He thinks not drinking alcohol will help him? No cross around your neck or attempt to follow gods commandments will help you. Good luck.

Comment by -Kev- on 02-22-2012

[QUOTE=shogunn;11806986]Youre not religious but you believe in the devil. Real smart[/QUOTE] Don't be stupid. Manny Pacquiao is a devil worshipper, but I'm not religious. What is so hard to understand about that? Pacquiao worships satan, that's not saying I believe…

Comment by Bobby No Sex on 02-22-2012

[B][SIZE="4"]i am a filipino and there's a news about this on pacquiao saying this utter non-sense but it is true that he's been blabbing about this bullshiet all the time on tv. it just makes a lot of people cringe…

Comment by loui_ludwig on 02-22-2012

I have said it before, Pac is on the downhill after the Margarito fight. He has lost fire, wear and tear of fighting bigger guys and 59 fights in 16 years of boxing and of course his age. I always…

Comment by Spoon23 on 02-22-2012

[QUOTE=Twako;11807410]so one is trying to be closer to his faith and god, flomos bash it. the other one's going to jail for beating up women, making stupid racial comments, flomos cheer for it and defend it. gotta give it to…

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