Pacquiao, a sure bet to be installed in boxing’s Hall of Fame, made $20 million for the 12 rounds with Bradley so he won’t be hurting in his retirement.
In his prime, Pacquiao, was the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, winning crowns in eight different weight categories.
The long anticipated match between Pacquiao and rival Floyd Mayweather, 40, last year saw two fighters past their prime fight for the biggest purse in boxing history. The fight was marred because Pacquiao injured his shoulder before the fight and raised the question if there would be a rematch. Mayweather retired last September.
Despite his star getting tarnished for his controversial remarks about the LGBTQ community, Pacquiao’s popularity in the Philippines is on par to a national folk hero. He remains ahead in the polls in his campaign to become a Philippine senator.