Pacquiao vs Bradley Video: Sampson Lewkowicz Believes Bradley Will Retire Manny


(Video via Chris Robinson of Examiner.com)

Adviser, matchmaker, promoter, and manager Sampson Lewkowicz stays busy in the boxing world, and has known Manny Pacquiao for many years, at one time serving as the fighter's manager. He feels that Pacquiao vs Bradley will be the end of Manny Pacquiao's career, as he expects Timothy Bradley to win and retire the living legend.

On his pick for Pacquiao vs Bradley:

"Very tough fight. I've known Pacquiao for a long time, and I'll never forget when he fought the late Agapito Sanchez. He had a very close style (to Bradley). A rough fight is not for Pacquiao. I believe that if he gets rough, this kid, Bradley with Pacquiao, I predict it's the end of the career with Pacquiao."

On whether Manny would fight again with a loss:

"No, he has too many things on his plate. I don't believe he'd continue. ... He's starting to lose his (focus on boxing), I believe. He's not the same Pacquiao as two fights ago."

Note: The bit in parentheses is what I believe he was trying to say. I don't think he really meant "he's starting to lose his mind." Maybe he did, but I'd hate to take Lewkowicz out of context like that, because I just don't think that was the tone here.

On what boxing would be like without Pacquiao:

"It would be much better. ... Because you have many Filipinos that have that right to be another Manny Pacquiao. For the Philippines, Pacquiao is an idol. He will be an idol (forever). Thanks to that idol, he will pass the torch to the other, younger Filipinos."


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