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Manny Pacquiao’s boxing coach Freddie Roach admits he has a strong say in when the boxer will retire, and if he shows signs of losing his boxing abilities against Brandon Rios then they may call it time.
Pacquiao was ranked as one of the best pound for pound fighters before his defeats to the unbeaten Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, but now finds himself trying to rebuild his career after the shock defeats.
Roach believes if the Pac Man suffers his third defeat in a row convincingly then he would recommend the fighter to call it a day on his career.
Roach said: ”It’s over, 100 percent (if Pacquiao is outclassed by Rios).
“We have a deal. When I tell him it’s over, he’ll say it’s over and that’s it. He’s pretty loyal with his words and if that happens, it will be the end.”
He added: “The thing is, people look at the losses and they think the reason is that he’s getting old. That’s not the case, not from what I see. Look, we all thought he beat Bradley, so throw that out.
“And in the Marquez fight, I thought he was doing well and was looking like he was going to win by knockout when he made a mistake and ran into a shot.”