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Pacquiao suggests he’ll continue to fight on

Manny Pacquiao doesn’t appear to have any plans to retire.

Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images

If we can gain any sort of insight from social media, it would seem that Manny Pacquiao has no intentions of retiring following his shocking loss to Jeff Horn. Pacquiao posted this message on his Instagram account last night.

“I love this sport and until the passion is gone, I will continue to fight for God, my family, my fans and my country.”

I don’t know about you, but to me that sounds like a man who plans on coming back for more. Pacquiao holds a contractual rematch clause with current WBO titlist Jeff Horn, and if he does indeed fight again, Horn would be the obvious logical opponent.

But Pacquiao, now age 38, has been noticeably declining over the past few years. Previously a whirlwind of offensive firepower, a man who once used to throw over 1000 punches per fight, Pacquiao only managed to get off 573 total punches against Horn. Horn was even able to throw more punches than Manny in that fight, getting off 626 shots of his own. That kind of punch disparity was unfathomable during Pac’s heyday.

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