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Calls in Philippines for Pacquiao to retire

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Philippine media commentators have put pressure on boxing great Manny Pacquiao to retire after his heavy defeat in Las Vegas, with one comparing him to Parkinson's disease sufferer Muhammad Ali. 

Referee Kenny Bayless (C) holds back Juan Manuel Marquez (R) as Manny Pacquiao lies face down on the canvas after being knocked out on December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Philippine media commentators have put pressure on their national icon to now retire.

The southpaw, who turns 34 next Monday, has vowed to fight on. But many suspect that nearly 18 years of pro ring combat are now taking their toll on the man once seen by many as the world's finest pound-for-pound fighter.

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