Manny Pacquiao introduced this week that he’s aiming to change into the subsequent president of the Philippines, and that additionally means he’s transferring on from his boxing profession.
Shortly after he revealed he’ll run for president in his dwelling nation, Pacquiao confirmed in an interview with Toni Gonzaga of “Toni Talks” that he is done fighting.
“My boxing profession is already over. It’s executed as a result of I’ve been in boxing for a very long time and my household says that it’s sufficient,” Pacquiao stated, as translated by Chisanga Malata of The Sun. “I simply continued [to box] as a result of I’m keen about this sport.”
Pacquiao stated he’ll proceed to help different boxers within the Philippines in hopes that the nation can have one other champion someday.
Pacquiao, 42, suffered an upset loss to Yordenis Ugas of their battle final month. He stated after the battle that he was considering retirement. He’s already a senator within the Philippines, so his resolution to run for president signaled that he’ll focus solely on politics going ahead.
Assuming he’s really executed preventing, Pacquiao finishes with a report of 62-8-2 for his profession with 39 knockouts. He’s the one eight-division champion in boxing historical past.