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Alex Ariza Offers Interesting Take on Manny Pacquiao's Possible Retirement

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"I haven’t heard Manny say it to me personally, so you just never know if he is saying it or if someone else is saying it, especially from the sources you’re reading it from. When he was here for the press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel, he seemed very anxious and very excited about getting back to training and going back to the old ways of training and getting his body back how it used to be, so for somebody that sounds like their talking about retirement, he didn’t have that tone. It didn’t come off like that to me," said Manny Pacquiao's strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza when asked if he believes that Pacquiao is still focused on boxing amidst reports that claim that the WBO Welterweight Welterweight Champion may be contemplating retirement after his fight with Bradley on June 9.

Check out what else he had to say about Pacquiao and the other fighters that he's currently working with.

JH: With all of the retirement talk from Manny lately, in your opinion is he still fully focused on boxing right now? Do you see a difference in him now as opposed to say maybe three years ago?

AA: It‘s always hard to....

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