Manny Pacquiao to Retire in Three Years, Willing to Fight Juan Manuel Marquez or Shane Mosley Next

If you’re hoping to get tickets to a future Manny Pacquiao fight, you won’t have too many more opportunities.

Pacquaio told The Associated Press on Monday that he can’t see himself boxing after he turns 35, and that he’ll retire in three years.

Although fans would like to see Pacquiao take on Floyd Mayweather Jr., the Filipino congressman is already looking at other possible opponents for his next match, since Mayweather’s legal woes may keep him from ever committing to a fight. 

Pacquiao said he would be willing to schedule another rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez, but that it wouldn’t be interesting to him or boxing fans.

“Marquez … perhaps nobody would care to watch it,” Pacquiao told Filipino news channel ABS-CBN.

Pacman said he would only fight Marquez again if Marquez’s team was the sole promoter.

“They have to promote it and they just have to give us a guaranteed purse because if the promotion doesn’t make money [in the pay-per-view], they’re the ones losing money,” Pacquiao continued.

Pacquiao and promoter Bob Arum both seem to favor a match against Shane Mosley, who loss to Mayweather in May.

“Mosley is OK, he is good and he is also a [former] champion,” Pacquiao said.

Pacquiao will discuss his future with Arum when they meet next month for the boxer’s birthday.

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