Manny Pacquiao will start training camp on Valentine's Day

Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao
Image: Freddie Roach (left) and Manny Pacquiao will join forces again

Manny Pacquiao will begin the countdown to his farewell fight with Timothy Bradley on Sunday.

Freddie Roach is flying out to the Philippines to start the training camp ahead of the showdown with the American in Las Vegas on April 9.

It will be Pacquiao's first bout since losing the 'Fight of the Century' against Floyd Mayweather nine months ago and he is expected to follow his old rival and retire from boxing after the third fight with 'Desert Storm'.

We are going to be strict during the course of his training. We are always strict when it comes to Manny's training
Adviser Michael Koncz

Pacquiao (57-6-2-KO38) says his political career will intensify once he's walked away from boxing but adviser Michael Koncz says bringing Roach in from the start, proves he will be fully focused on winning his last fight.

"Freddie [Roach] will be arriving here in General Santos on the 14th of February to supervise Manny's training and evaluate his present fighting condition," he told manilatimes.net

"We are all confident that Pacquiao will win that fight. We always believe in his capability.

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley
Image: Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley (right) will meet for the third time on April 9

"We are going to be strict during the course of his training. We are always strict when it comes to Manny's training."

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Pacquiao's shoulder injury is expected to be fully recovered as he looks to win the rubber match with Bradley (33-1-1-KO13) and then retire.

The first fight, back in June 2012, saw challenger Bradley edge a split decision to take the WBO welterweight world title, only for Pacquiao to win it back in the April 2014 rematch, on a unanimous decision. 'Desert Storm' is the current holder after Mayweather was stripped soon taking it away from Pacquiao in their historic May 2 match-up last year.

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Manny Pacquiao says he will retire after his fight with Timothy Bradley

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