Thursday 21 January 2016 09:18, UK
Manny Pacquiao still belives he won the 'Fight of the Century' against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The 37-year-old will follow his long-term rival into retirement after facing Timothy Bradley for the third time, at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, on April 9.
Pacquiao (57-6-2-KO38) revealed his family wanted him to walk away from boxing before taking on Mayweather but, even with the 112-116, 110-118 and 112-116 scorecards going against him, is still adamant he did enough to win.
I never regret. In fact I thought I won the fight. A lot of people, my fans, believe I won the fight
"Mayweather has retired already, so I am going to retire also after this fight," Pacquiao told boxingscene.com.
"I never regret. In fact I thought I won the fight. A lot of people, my fans, believe I won the fight."
Mayweather's retirement in September has dismissed any chances of a rematch between two of the biggest names in boxing.
Instead, Pacquiao will take on Bradley (33-1-1-KO13) in a third-bout decider.
And, while his trainer Freddie Roach believes the 37-year-old may continue to fight beyond Bradley, Pacquiao confirmed he will return to his political career.
"I know [it's time to retire] because after this I have another big responsibility in the Phillipines, which is serving the people," he said.
"My family wanted me to retire before I fought Mayweather. I started this boxing just to help my mother and I'll end my boxing career to help the country."
Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradley and many more feature on this week's edition of Toe 2 Toe podcast.