Retirement of boxing “legend” Pacquiao | fields

Filipino Manny Pacquiao announces his retirement from boxing permanently in order to devote himself to political work.

  • Pacquiao is the only boxer in history to win the world title in 8 different weight classes

Filipino boxing “legend” Manny Pacquiao announced today, Wednesday, that he is retiring from boxing in order to devote himself to politics, after announcing his candidacy for the presidential elections in his country.

Pacquiao expressed the difficulty of making the decision, and said in a video posted on “Twitter”: “It is difficult for me to accept that my career as a boxer is over,” adding: “Today, I announce my retirement.”

Pacquiao’s decision comes 10 days after he announced his candidacy for the presidential elections that will take place on May 22, 2022.

Pacquiao, 42, announced his candidacy several weeks after losing his last professional match on August 22 in Las Vegas, against Cuban Yordenis Ogas.

It is noteworthy that Pacquiao, nicknamed “Pac-Man”, is the only boxer in history to win the world title in 8 different weight classes.

Pacquiao began his professional boxing career in January 1995.

Pacquiao entered politics in 2010, when he was elected an MP, before becoming a senator in 2016.

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