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Manny Pacquiao says retirement is near, still thinks he beat Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao insists he beat Floyd Mayweather, and says retirement is in the near future.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Manny Pacquiao doesn't have a lot longer left in the sport of boxing, noting on his return to the Philippines that he's turning 37 this year, and says he'll make a decision after rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder whether or not to have another fight.

But for boxing fans, it may be Pacquiao's continued insistence that he deserved to win the fight against Floyd Mayweather that is the bigger news.

"I reviewed the fight and kept score. I won by two points... But a decision has been made and we have to accept it," he said.

Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO) clearly lost in the minds of the vast majority, including the ringside judges who had it 118-110, 116-112, and 116-112, all for Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO). Pacquiao also said he wants a rematch with Mayweather, but that he's currently focused on his family, his shoulder rehab, and his work as a congressman in the Philippines.

Would you be surprised if Pacquiao hangs up the gloves without another fight, even something like a farewell bout? And are you at all surprised that he continues to believe he won the fight with Mayweather?

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