“As I hang up my boxing gloves, I would like to thank the whole world, especially the Filipino people for supporting Manny Pacquiao. Goodbye boxing. It is difficult for me to accept that my time as a boxer is over. Today I am announcing my retirement.”
Pacquiao often called the world’s greatest pound-for-pound boxer, had an amazing career.
He fought 72 fights with 62 victories. And they included 39 by knockout. He won 12 world titles in total and 23 by decision.
Just as impressively, he pulled himself out of poverty in the south of the Philippines and turned himself into one of the world’s most highly paid athletes.
Thanks for the memories Pac-Man and good luck in the political ring!
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