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Pacquiao: After Bradley I'm retiring to focus on my new job

Manny Pacquiao insists his rubber match with Timothy Bradley will be his last fight before solely focusing on politics.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

There's something to be said about knowing when it's time to let go of the past and move on to new challenges and endeavors. Manny Pacquiao has seemed to have one foot out of the boxing world for at least a few years now, and he says that his April fight with Timothy Bradley will truly be his last.

"My April 9 fight against Timothy Bradley will be my last. I'm retiring from boxing to focus on my new job," Pacquiao said.

Pacquiao is currently running for a senate seat in the Philippines, and appears to be all but a shoe-in to be elected, consistently ranking 7th-8th in various surveys.

"My survey rankings have been consistent and I expect it to improve once the campaign starts," he said.

In this third installment of Pacquiao-Bradley, Pacquiao is attempting to win Bradley's WBO welterweight championship, but Pacquiao insists this is the end of the road for him -- win or lose. We'll have to see how much devotion and focus Pacquiao will pour into training while he has so many other priorities in his life right now.

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