CONVERSATIONS: Is this the end for Pacquiao?
It's his first knockout in a fight since 1999. Should Manny hang the gloves for good?

MANILA, Philippines – After losing to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez via knockout, netizens weigh in on whether or not Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao should retire from the sport. 

What do you think? Send us a tweet using the hashtag #PacquiaoKO. Here’s what people are saying so far:

Should Pacquiao retire?

Netizens weigh in

Storified by Rappler · Sat, Dec 08 2012 22:52:29

Some urged Pacquiao to focus instead on being a legislator: 
@rapplerdotcom @MannyPacquiao He must choose between Politics or Boxing! He cannot be Jack of all trades!mario campos
@rapplerdotcom @MannyPacquiao He SHOULD NOW WORK for the people who voted for him. You cannot win them all.markpasayanmd
@JonVPerez @rapplerdotcom or retire as a boxer and focus on his politics. @MannyPacquiaoperry legaspi
@rapplerdotcom #pacquiaoko we need senator and future president with no brain damage. Leave boxing not bread & butter pacquiao concentrate.Friends Forever
On the other hand, some people think he should stick to boxing instead: 
@rapplerdotcom he should retire from politics. Concentrate on boxing if he still plans to fight and bounce back from 2 defeats #PacquiaoKOJonathan Perez
#PacquiaoKO. Focus on the boxing career. @rapplerdotcomKyle ▲▼
No need for him to retire from boxing. I relieve he just needs to focus on boxing again! He is an amazing fighter! @rapplerdotcomIzadora Calzado
@rapplerdotcom And stick to politics instead? NO THANKS. Let’s keep him in the ring. Great fighter, not-so-great congressman. #PacquiaoKOSab Cuerva
@rapplerdotcom pacquiao should retire from politics and showbusiness and concentrate on boxing! #PacquiaoKONick Geaga
Congressman or not, some are convinced that he should already retire: 
@rapplerdotcom yes… he will always be a champ, greatest filipino athlete of our time, but i think it’s time he hang his gloves.Nina Mangio
#PacquiaoKOIt’s time Manny! Don’t you see the sign? That’s enough!LOTZKI
yes he should retire. i said so before the start of the #PacMarquez fight #PacquiaoKOCesar Chavez
@rapplerdotcom #PacquiaoKO no more pacquiao fights. manny, you need a thorough health (physical, mental, emotional) check-up. then, retireElena Pernia
Other netizens believe that Pacquiao still has what it makes to win: 
@rapplerdotcom @MannyPacquiao the fight for country and glory still lives on.its not yet the end of the line for ecarma maunes
@rapplerdotcom Wag muna, may remark siya ng pagka-talo, mamaya isipin dahil dun kaya nag-retire siya, maybe kapag naka-bawi na siya? Better.Mark Lim

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