With his retirement, boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is eyeing the presidency of the Philippines.
The Philippines’ capital, Manila, is at Manny Pacquiao, the undisputed king of the ring, has announced his retirement.
The Philippines senator and eight-division world champion announced his retirement from boxing on Wednesday.
“To everyone who has helped Manny Pacquiao, a particular thanks goes out to you. Boxing is dead. Long live wrestling! “According to him, in a 14-minute video on his Facebook page, the 42-year-old man claimed “It’s hard for me to accept the fact that my professional boxing career is finished. I’m officially declaring my retirement as of this morning.”
Pacquiao had a career record of 62 wins, 8 defeats, and 2 ties after fighting for 26 years and 72 times. 39 of the 62 victories were via knockout, while the other 23 came via decision. To date, he has won titles in eight different weight classes, making him the first fighter in history to accomplish this feat.
After a disappointing loss against Yordenis Ugas on August 21 in Paradise, Nevada, he announced his retirement from boxing. The young Cuban fighter beat Pacquiao unanimously to keep his WBA welterweight belt. Pacquiao retained his title. For Pacquiao, it was his first fight in almost a year.
For giving him the chance to fight his way out of poverty when his family was in a state of desperation, Pacquiao said thank you in the video. “My ability to inspire people throughout the world is entirely due to you. Because of you, I now have the confidence to make a bigger impact.”
Pacquiao had just made retirement a possibility in his mind. The fact that he is aiming for a wider political arena is another factor in his defeat. Recently, he accepted his political party’s nomination to run for president of the Philippines in the May 2022 elections and proclaimed his intention to do so.
He has charged his former ally, President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, with worsening corruption in the country. As part of his campaign promises, he threatened corrupt politicians that they would soon be behind bars.
Because of Pacquiao’s incredible rise from poverty to fame, he has earned the nicknames “Pacman,” “People’s Champ,” and “National Fist” in his home country of the Philippines.
As a young man, he fled his destitute hometown in the southern Philippines and sneaked away aboard a ship sailing for Manila, where he eventually settled. His professional boxing career began when he was 16 years old, when he competed as a junior flyweight. He rose from terrible poverty to become one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
A 79-year-old retiree named Eddie Banaag said Pacquiao was his boxing hero and that he watched nearly all of his matches. In his opinion, the boxing legend should have called it quits sooner rather than later.
If he’s going to fight one last time, he should have done it soon after his victory against (Keith) Thurman on July 20 in Las Vegas, which Banaag believes was the appropriate time for him to do it. “He should have finished his career on a high note with a victory rather than a defeat.”
Even yet, Pacquiao is confident that he will go down in history as a great fighter. There’s no denying his success in the ring, either, with career earnings totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
Pacquiao declared on Wednesday, “I will never forget everything I have done and achieved in my life. “My ears just picked up the final toll of the school bell. The fight has come to an end.”