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Pacquiao Willing To Postpone Retirement To Fight at Rio Games

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao has said he is willing to postpone his announced retirement.

The Filipino superstar has claimed that he plans to retire following his third fight against  Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley on April 9th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Pacquiao now says he is willing to postpone those plans for the “honor” of representing the Philippines in the Olympic Games in Rio four months from now.

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Sky Sports in Britain reported that the president of amateur boxing's governing body, Wu Ching-Kuo, is proposing a rule change that would allow professional fighters to compete at this summer's Rio de Janeiro Games.

And Pacquiao is ready to make the trip.

Pacquiao was quoted as saying "It would be my honor to represent the country in the Olympics. If I would be asked to represent  boxing, why not? I would do everything for my country."

Dr. Wu had earlier invited Pacquiao to compete in the Olympic boxing tournament as a “wild card” entry that would send him into the main draw without having to go through a series of preliminary bouts.

The Filipino's long-time rival, five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., has already ruled out the idea of reversing his retirement to go to Rio some 20 years after he won bronze at the Atlanta Games in 1996.

The International Boxing Association will vote in May on Wu's plan, which has been criticized by the major professional boxing organizations, the British Boxing Board of Control and some of the biggest names in boxing such a former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis who branded the plan as “ridiculous."

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Comment by tangalog2200 on 03-05-2016

[QUOTE=WSSD;16511068]i know all about manny's story coming up. i think there's like 20 documentary out about it so how can i miss it. a legend wanting to compete in the olympic most likely against all am fighters. lol.[/QUOTE] again, you…

Comment by tangalog2200 on 03-05-2016

[QUOTE=WSSD;16511061]well lets see, have u heard any pro boxers, one at manny's level even talking about joining????[/QUOTE] well, are you closing the doors this early?

Comment by tangalog2200 on 03-05-2016

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;16510941]No, there is only a "wow" if the competition is fair. One amateur beating a bunch of other amateurs for a gold medal is "wow." And even then, such as with the best amateurs that fight in the Olympic into…

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 03-05-2016

[QUOTE=SUBZER0ED;16509130]Not sure why an accomplished pro who's about to retire would want to compete in an amateur event, especially boxing. I thought it was bs when they did it in basketball too, though the competitors from other countries were supposed…

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 03-05-2016

They shouldn't allow pro fighters

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