Manny Pacquiao 'not done yet' with boxing

Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 24 (ANI): Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has said he wants to show that he has `not done yet in boxing` when he defends his world title against Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2.

The 38-year-old believes the bout with undefeated Horn would provide him with the opportunity to prove he is still handling his boxing career well despite his ambition of a full-time job in politics.

"(I want) to defend my crown and prove that I'm still there in boxing, despite of my ambitions in office as a senator. I'm still handling my boxing career. I'm still there. I'm not done yet in boxing," Sport24 quoted Pacquiao as saying.

Reflecting on his upcoming bout, Pacquiao said he is extremely excited to lock horns with 29-year-old Horn in the WBO welterweight title fight at the Suncorp Stadium.

"I'm not going to predict the fight but I will do my best to entertain the fans. I'm very excited to fight here, I've fought a lot of fighters in the (United) States. This is new, I'm excited. I can't wait for the fight," he added.

Pacquiao won his first world title at flyweight (112lb) in December 1998 to start a career that has seen him win global belts all the way up to super welterweight (154lb).

"Boxing is my passion. I started when I was young - it's part of my life. Pacquiao. It depends on how you discipline yourself, how you train and prepare yourself. It's a matter of discipline," the Filipino boxer said.

Pacquiao, who boasted an enviable record of 58 wins in his 66 professional fights, originally called curtains on his illustrious career last year after beating Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision in April before being elected to the Philippines senate a month later.

He, however, made a successful comeback against Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas in November last year, saying he still felt like a youngster.

Pacquiao suffered his last defeat against Floyd Mayweather during a heavily anticipated ' Fight of the Century', the highest-grossing bout in history which grossed more than 500 million dollars. (ANI)