“Both of Us, Same Time” – Manny Pacquiao Says He’ll Retire With Tom Brady

Published 07/10/2021, 9:48 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS – NOVEMBER 14: Manny Pacquiao celebrates his 12 round TKO victory against Miguel Cotto during their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao and Tom Brady rank among the biggest names in their respective sports. Both of them have hung around their sporting verticals for an extensive period and have achieved paramount accolades. However, as both athletes are in their 40s, it is possible that they might be in the twilight of their careers.

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Recently, The Filippino Senator interacted with FightHype. When he was asked if he would retire before Tom Brady, he responded, “Both of us, same time.” The media cracked up laughing after hearing ‘Pacman’s hilarious response.

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Although Pacquiao and Brady seem to be on the brink of retirement, their game is still at the top. Brady has kept himself highly active with his stint in the NFL.

On the other hand, ‘Pacman’ hasn’t made a ring appearance for almost two years. The last time he stepped inside the ring was against Keith Thurman for his WBA welterweight title defense.

Pacquiao was a favorite in this fight. When he took the ring space against Thurman, he certainly lived up to expectations and claimed his sixty-second win.

Now, after two years out of boxing, Manny Pacquiao is aligned to face the welterweight kingpin, Errol Spence Jr. for the latter’s title defense.

Can Manny Pacquiao prove his mettle against Errol Spence Jr.?

The Filippino boxing legend has undoubtedly gone past his prime. However, he still holds every ability to stun any opponent on any given day.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

That said, Pacquiao will definitely bring in his top-notch game in order to outclass his contemporary. Not just the fans, but countless boxing hotshots will be keen to see how the 42-year-old tackles ‘The Truth’.

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If he claims a win somehow, needless to say, Pacquiao will allure the boxing lovers.

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What did you make of his comment on Tom Brady?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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