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Manny Pacquiao says fight with Timothy Bradley Jr. will be last one of his career

Manny Pacquiao says fight with Timothy Bradley Jr. will be last one of his career

Manny Pacquiao let it be known Tuesday that his interest in boxing has been surpassed by his push to become president of the Philippines.

"I started boxing because I wanted to help my mother," Pacquiao told reporters in Beverly Hills at a news conference to promote his third fight against welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. on April 9 in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao said the April fight will be his last. "I end it because I want to help my countrymen. … Boxing has been my passion. Public service is my calling. … If [presidency] is my destiny, no one will refuse that."

Pacquiao, 37, is a congressman seeking election on May 9 to become one of...

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