Manny Pacquiao next fight rumors 2016: Filipino boxer may end up taking back retirement plans

For Manny Pacquiao, the April 9 joust with Timothy Bradley Jr. will be his last hurrah before he ventures out into the world of politics.

Pacquiao is running for a senate seat and was previously considered one of the favorites to land in the magic 12. 

(Reuters)Manny Pacquiao

However, if the Pulse Asia surveys are any indication, Pacquiao may have dropped from favorite to mere hopeful. He has seen his place drop down from eighth to 14th.

If Pacquiao does end up losing in the senatorial race for the upcoming May elections, what are Pacquiao's options?

The obvious is to continue fighting. That means that Pacquiao may eventually consider other opponents and it will not be limited to just Floyd Mayweather Jr. While he is expected to pursue the flamboyant one, he may have to broaden his options.

Pacquiao taking back his retirement plans may actually draw cheers from the boxing world should it happen. However, at 37 years old, up to when can the Saranggani Province lawmaker compete?

He finds himself in quite a predicament, although he can still reel in the fans. Against younger boxers like Canelo Alvarez or even Gennady Golovkin, though, Pacquiao may find himself up against dangerous opponents unless he finds some other way to earn a living.

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