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Manny Pacquiao plans to box on

Manny Pacquiao plans to box on

FIGHT ON: Manny Pacquiao says he has no plans to retire any time soon. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – Filipino great Manny Pacquiao will box on irrespective of the outcome of his November 24 fight against American Brandon Rios, the eight-weight world champion said on Wednesday.

Two straight defeats, the second a sixth-round knockout by old foe Juan Manuel Marquez in December, have triggered talk of retirement which would only increase if he loses in Macau as well.

The 34-year-old Filipino, however, would not even give retirement a thought.

“(I) just want to go out and win this fight,” Pacquiao told reporters through advisor Michael Koncz via a teleconference.

The boxer dismissed any hangover from his last two losses and said he was feeling comfortable and confident ahead of the Macau showdown.

Pacquiao dismissed his last two defeats as part of boxing and denied being under any pressure to re-establish himself as the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer.

He conceded, however, that the Rios fight would be crucial.

“This is one of the most important ones because I want to show my fans in the world that I can still compete at the high level,” he said.

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