Should Pacquiao retire? His adviser thinks so

File photo of Manny Pacquiao after his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Las Vegas. AP Photo/John Locher

MANILA, Philippines - If it is up to Manny Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz, it's time for the Filipino icon to hang up his gloves.

"To be honest with you, I already recommended that he retire," Koncz told Snow Badua of Spin.ph.

Koncz said that Pacquiao suffering a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder while preparing for his recent fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a sign that the boxer should call it quits.

"When you start to have injuries especially at this magnitude, that's an indication to me that the body is starting to wear down," he added.

Pacquiao lost to Mayweather last May 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, afterwards revealing that he fought with an injured right shoulder which he sustained in training weeks before the bout.

Having fought professionally for 20 years, Pacquiao has accomplished a lot in the sport, including winning an unprecedented eight world titles in as many divisions. Many boxing observers believe he has nothing left to prove.

Count Koncz among those joining the call for Pacquiao to retire.

"Does Manny still have the speed and skills? Yeah. But his injuries are starting to come. But we haven't really sat down and talked about that. But I mentioned it: 'Maybe it's time to retire.' But we'll wait and see," Pacquiao's adviser continued.

Pacquiao's contract with Top Rank runs through 2016, and the General Santos City-based southpaw is expected to fight again once his shoulder heals. He underwent surgery and will rehabilitate for six to nine months.

Showtime Sports executive vice president and general manager Stephen Espinoza recently said they are open to a rematch between Mayweather and Pacquiao, whose first fight ended up being the richest and most watched in history.

But Koncz countered that Pacquiao's recovery is the priority.

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