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Manny Pacquiao drops big hint over boxing return

Updated: Jul 14, 2016 23:01 IST

Johannesburg, July 14 (ANI): Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has hinted that he may come out of retirement, insisting that he is still physically fit to return to the ring.

The 37-year-old boxer-turned-politician maintained that his top priority was his political career but expressed that his passion for the sport had not diminished, Sport24 reported.

Earlier, Bob Arum, who has promoted Pacquiao since 2005, stated that the boxer has given his nod to look for a venue as well as an opponent to fight in Las Vegas later this year.

According to the promoter, they have been trying to find a suitable date that wouldn't interfere with the boxer's senatorial responsibilities and his ability to train.

However, the boxing's only eight-division titleholder said in a statement that he had neither made such plans nor discussed arrangements with Arum while dropping a big hint of a potential comeback.

Pacquiao boasts an enviable record of 58 wins in his 66 professional fights. His last defeat was against Floyd Mayweather during a heavily anticipated bout last year.

The boxing legend, who called curtains on his illustrious career after beating Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision in April, was elected to the Philippines senate a month later. (ANI)