MANNY PACQUIAO admits he 'may not' return to the ring following his loss to Yordenis Ugas.
The Filipino legend, 42, suffered a unanimous decision defeat to the WBA welterweight champion in front of a packed crowd at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.
Father Time looked to have finally caught up with the 42-year-old, who is now thinking about life after boxing.
In his post-fight press conference, he said: "In the future, you may not see Manny Pacquiao fight again in the ring.
"I don't know. But for how many decades, I'm so happy with what I've done in boxing.
"I contribute a record in boxing also and to make boxing the top.
"And especially bring honour to my country and the Filipino people.
"I'm so proud to be a Filipino and thankful to all the fans all over the world."
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Eight-weight world champion Pacquiao has ambitions of running for president in his homeland.
The senator said: "I don't know if I'll fight again. Let me relax and think about it.
"I want to help my people."
Defeat to Ugas was only the eighth of Pacquiao's spectacular 26-year career.
The pride of the Philippines said: "I did my best tonight, but my best wasn't good enough.
"No excuses. I wanted to fight for the title tonight in the ring.
"And tonight, the champion's name is Ugas."
Olympic silver medallist Ugas has now set his sights on a tasty 147lb unification bout with Errol Spence Jr.
The 35-year-old Cuban said: "Now the plan is to unify the title at welterweight.
"Everybody said that he was the champion, now we know who the real champion is."
When asked if if 'that means Errol Spence', Ugas replied: "He is next one on the list that I want to fight.
"But most of all, I'm praying that he recuperates."
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