Buboy Fernandez, the long-time friend and co-trainer of Manny Pacquiao, hopes the Filipino legend can leave the sport with a win following his points loss to Cuban Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas last month.
After a two-year break, eight-division champion Pacquiao was outfoxed by late sub Ugas who stepped in after WBC and IBF welterweight champ Errol Spence sustained an eye injury.
After a lacklustre showing, Pacquiao later claimed his legs had cramped up and hindered his movement.
“It’s not nice seeing him retire from the sport of boxing coming off a loss,” Fernandez told the Daily Tribune. “We’ve learned our lessons. We know what went wrong and we know what to do in the event he decides to fight again.
“It’s up to him. It’s his call, his decision to make. He should retire on a winning note and cap his career with a big bang.
“The important thing is for him to win that last fight because it’s just not right that you leave the sport coming from a loss. That’s going to hurt a lot.”
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