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Manny Pacquiao wants action in final fight against Timothy Bradley

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 19: Manny Pacquiao (L) and Timothy Bradley pose after a news conference where they announced their upcoming world welterweight
Image: Manny Pacquiao (left) expects a rousing send-off against Timothy Bradley

Manny Pacquiao is promising fireworks when he bows out of boxing against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas on April 9.

The 37-year-old Filipino (57-6-2-KO38) has not fought since being outpointing by Floyd Mayweather in May 2015 and is preparing to sign off with the decider of a trilogy of bouts with Bradley (33-1-1-KO13).

With Bradley holding the WBO world welterweight title, Pacquiao has the chance to retire a world champion - something he has achieved in eight different weight divisions.

He's changed. He's improved a lot and he proved that against [Brandon] Rios. We can make a lot of action in this fight.
Pacquiao on Bradley

As his farewell tour began, Pacquiao said at a press conference on Tuesday: "This is a great privilege to fight Bradley again. I choose Bradley because I believe he's a different level from the last time we fought.

"He's changed. He's improved a lot and he proved that against [Brandon] Rios. We can make a lot of action in this fight. We believe we will get great action. More than in the last two fights we had.

Floyd Mayweather Jr exchange punches with Manny Pacquiao
Image: Manny Pacquiao (right) was beaten on points by Floyd Mayweather Jr in May, 2015

"I'm so happy to hang up my gloves after what I've done in my career. I'm sure I will feel sad, but that's life.

"I remember when I started boxing. I did it because I wanted to help my family, my mother. I end my boxing career because I want to help my countrymen, my Philippine people."

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Pacquiao, who was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives five years ago, made his professional debut in January 1995 and won the IBF world super-bantamweight crown when making his American debut in June 2001.

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