Despite lifting World Titles in a record eight weight divisions from Flyweight to Super-Welterweight, Manny Pacquiao feels he has more to achieve.
This weekend the 37-year-old comes out of retirement to challenge Jessie Vargas for the WBO Welterweight Title, in his first fight since becoming Senator of the Philippines.
Some believe he cannot balance politics and pugilism, but Pacquiao wants to prove the doubters wrong by winning another belt at 147 pounds.
“It’s not easy. Just discipline yourself with time management and you can handle it. It’s very important to get a belt. One of my goals is to be a champion again as a Senator and to prove I’m not done yet,” he said in an interview with FightHub.
Freddie Roach believes the Filipino has one or two big fights left, but Pacquiao is refusing to overlook Saturday’s opponent.
“I’m not taking Vargas lightly for this fight. We know that he’s a champion so I just want to make sure that I’m 100% conditioned physically, mentally and spiritually,” said the southpaw.
Pacquiao’s retirement from the sport was short-lived and although he is 10 years Vargas’ senior, his training schedule has not decreased with age.
“I always push myself in training. I don’t want to slow down because I’m 37 so my training slows down - I’m not like that. I push myself like I did when I was in my early 20s,” he added.
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