LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipino champion boxer Manny Pacquiao has asked Floyd Mayweather to reconsider his decision to hang up his gloves.
Mayweather, undefeated after 49 boxing fights, announced his decision yesterday.
Pacquiao, who earlier this year lost to Mayweather in what was billed as the “Fight of the Century” in Las Vegas, has announced that he was running for Philippine senator in the 2016 elections. However, he also said that he would fight one more bout in the ring before he hangs up his gloves. He had hoped for a rematch with Mayweather.
“I beg of Mayweather to give me one more chance to rebuild my reputation as a boxer,” Pacquiao said. “Besides, retiring after 49 wins is not as impressive a record as 50 wins.”
“But if given the chance to face Mayweather again, I want to be the boxer that will stop the American from his 50th undefeated record,” Pacquiao added.
The Mayweather camp has not responded so far to Pacquiao’s challenge.