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Feb
2019

Manny Pacquiao discloses reasons he continues to fight at 40 years old

World Boxing News 15/01/2019

📸 Esther Lin

Manny Pacquiao is gearing up for what will be the 70th professional contest of his career this Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Adrien Broner will be in the opposite corner as the eight-weight boxing legend makes his return to the world famous MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Pacquiao turned 40 last month and there are many questions as to how long the Filipino Senator can carry on fighting.

Speaking prior to Tuesday’s Grand Arrivals, Pacquiao revealed he no longer desires to build on his boxing legacy.

“I’m still passionate about the sport of boxing and boxing is my passion. That’s why I’m still here continuing fighting,” said Pacquiao.

“I really love boxing and that’s why I’m always excited. I’m preparing for my fight to be settled on January 19.”

He continued: “Talking about accomplishments, I really have accomplished what I want to accomplish in life. What I want to do is to maintain and stay at this level.

“The routine of my training is the same.  Jog in the morning and train in the afternoon.  But we have a couple of adjustments in training specifically for recovery.

“Because sometimes we push ourselves heavy in training in the day and then we’ll see if overnight I can recover, and then we’ll push again.

“But if I cannot recover then I let my body rest so that the following day it can push again and work hard,” he added.

ABOUT PACQUIAO VS. BRONER

Pacquiao vs. Broner is headlined by Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is boxing’s only eight-division world champion.

He is ending his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring to defend his World Boxing Association Welterweight World Title.


Pacquiao fights against former four-division world champion and must-see attraction Adrien “The Problem” Broner.

The contest happens Saturday, January 19 in the main event of a SHOWTIME PPV® event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The PPV begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. It will feature two-division world champion Badou Jack. The Mayweather fighter battles unbeaten top-rated contender Marcus Browne. The pair duke it out for the WBA Interim Light Heavyweight Title.

Former world champion Rau’shee Warren taking on France’s Nordine Oubaali for the vacant WBC Bantamweight World Championship.

Plus unbeaten WBA Interim Featherweight Champion Jhack Tepora defending against former world champion Hugo Ruiz.

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