Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday thinks Sen. Manny Pacquiao is not considering of retiring anytime quickly.
“Rematch,” was Sotto’s reply to queries on what needs to be Pacquiao’s subsequent transfer.
“ $10 million per fight retire?” requested Sotto who sounded as if turning down such an enormous quantity was unthinkable.
Sotto stated Pacquiao’s spirit had not been dampened by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) affirmation that Australian boxer Jeff Horn gained the latest Brisbane brawl with the Filipino champion.
Sotto, who watched the fight reside in Ausralia, was unmoved by the stated WBO “findings”, prompted by formal request for assessment made by the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) on the controversial unanimous resolution of the 5 unbiased judges who discovered the Australian to have gained the fight seven rounds to 5.
“Yun ang tingin nila eh. Ang tingin ng karamihan, hindi eh. Karamihan ng mga komentarista, boxing aficionados, hindi eh. I don’t know what their gauge was,” he stated.
Besides the obvious financial consideration, Sotto described as “double-bladed” the intention of Pacquiao to stay lively in his boxing occupation.
“If you talk to him, I think you better ask him this, he’s doing promotions for boxing not for himself. Double bladed eh. Ang gusto nya kasi is to spread the Bible. So in doing these matches that he’s planning for Dubai, China or some other places, I think it’s in his agenda, ang gusto nya makaipon ng mas maraming tao,” Sotto stated.
“No religion, no denomination, talagang yung gusto nya is to spread the word of the Bible, double bladed eh. Kaya hindi pwedeng basta mag retire huh. I don’t know it’s up to him. You better ask him about it. I just told you what he told me,” he added.