Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum believes that the Filipino fighter will step away from the ring in 2013 and has admitted that he is worried about the upcoming clash with Tim Bradley.
The WBO welterweight champion revealed earlier this week that he 'will not stay long in boxing' after having a dream in which he was given a message by God, urging him to retire.
"I am worried a bit because these are the things you don't say when preparing for a fight," Arum told the Manila Bulletin. "He will retire in 2013."
Pacquiao is preparing for a tough night when he faces the unbeaten American who proved against Devon Alexander that he is a force to be reckoned with.
However, it does appear as though he is winding down his career, with his trainer Freddie Roach also suggesting that he will only fight a few more times as he has become distracted away from the ring.
Pacquiao struggled against Juan Manuel Marquez for a third time but in the build up to the fight it did appear he had become distracted by his responsibilities back in the Phillipines where he is a congressman.
Despite indications he is coming towards the end of his career Arum is still keen to see him in the ring three more times before he decides to hang up his gloves, with a fourth Marquez match muted, while fans would love to see him in the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jnr.