Pacquiao career far from finished - Roach

21 September 2017 10:22:28 EST

Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach has dismissed suggestions his charge is considering retirement and could face Jeff Horn in a rematch.


'PacMan' was thought to be weighing up his future in the sport after suffering a unanimous points loss to Horn in July.

The 38-year-old was expected to make light work of Horn, who had not fought anyone near the calibre of Pacquiao before he caused one of the biggest upsets in modern boxing history.

Rather than call it quits following the loss to the relative unknown, Roach says Pacquiao is plotting his next fight with a second bout against Horn high up on his list.

There are other options open to the Filipino as well with a clash against unified super-lightweight champion Terence Crawford also mooted.

"I do want him to take the rematch with Jeff Horn," Roach told Sky Sports. "That would be, I think, the best fight for him at this point and it looks like that might happen next year, early next year.

"We've got other offers to fight Crawford and some other guys. He's close to the end yes, but he's not finished yet though.

"He is still very dedicated, he works really hard and he puts 100 per cent into training every day when we're getting ready for a fight."

Meanwhile, British Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell will look to capture his first title this weekend when he challenges Jorge Linares for his WBA world lightweight title.

Linares is 1/4 for the win, while Campbell is 3/1 to come out on top in California.

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