Manny Pacquiao retires from boxing to focus on running for President
Manny Pacquiao retires from boxing to focus on running for President

Manny Pacquiao retires from boxing to focus on running for President

42-year-0ld boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is officially retiring from boxing to focus on politics and trying to become the Philippines’ president.

The boxing champ is a world champion at eight different weight divisions. His final fight was a defeat by Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas last month.

“I just heard the final bell. Boxing is over,” said Pacquiao.

But the next chapter of his life is only just beginning. He is already a senator in his native Philippines and recently announced he was running for president in the country’s 2022 elections.

The legendary boxer and Dubai icon announced the news on his social media pages.

“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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