Following what just may turn out to be the final fight of a legendary career, Manny Pacquiao took to the podium during the post-fight press conference to address the media and the fans about his intentions moving forward. Pacquiao makes it clear that he hasn’t made a firm decision as of yet but does acknowledge this could be the last time we see him fighting in the ring.
“I did my best but my best wasn’t good enough tonight,” Pacquiao said. “No excuses. I wanted to fight for the title in the ring and tonight the champion’s name is Ugas. I’ve done a lot for boxing and boxing has done a lot for me. I look forward to spending time with my family and thinking about my future in boxing. I want to thank all my fans that came to see me fight tonight. I want to thank all of you in the media for telling my story about what Manny Pacquiao has done in boxing.
“I’m a fighter inside and outside the ring and I look forward to getting back to the Phillipines and serving the Filipino people as this pandemic continues to affect millions in the Phillipines. Congratulations to Ugas and his team. Thank you to all of you. In the future you may not see Manny Pacquiao again to fight in the ring. I don’t know, but for how many decades, I’m so happy for what I’ve done in boxing. I contribute a record in boxing also and to (make it to the top of boxing), especially bring honor to my country, the Filipino people.”