Eight world champions, Philippine senator announced his retirement
Mexico City- Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao officially hung up his gloves.
“When I put on the boxing gloves, I want everyone to thank, especially the Filipino people for their support of Manny Pacquiao. “Goodbye boxing,” Pacquiao, 42, posted on his Facebook page for 14 minutes Video.
Eight world champions, as well as senators from the Philippines, announced their retirements on Wednesday.
Pacquiao has ended his 26-year-long career. He played 72 games, scoring 62 wins and 8 losses. There were also 2 draws. Out of the 62 victories, 39 were knockouts while 23 were decided by a referee. He has won 12 World Championship titles.
“It is hard to accept that my time as a boxer has ended. Today, I declared my retirement.”
After losing to Yordenis Ugás in Paradise, Nevada on August 21, he retired from professional sports. The young Cuban boxer, who immigrated to America in 2010, unanimously voted to defeat Pacquiao. He also retained the title of World Boxing Association’s Welterweight Champion. This is the Filipino’s first fight in over two years.
Pacquiao stated in the video, “Thanks for changing my life.” Your support gave hope to me and my family in times of need.
Recently, Pacquiao hinted at his possible withdrawal. This was to be expected as he had set his sights on a larger political battle. In accepting the nomination of the party earlier this month, Pacquiao stated that he will be running for president in the Philippines’ May 2022 elections.
You have inspired people around the globe. Your courage has given me the strength to improve my own life. I will never forget all that I have accomplished in my unimaginable life. Just Hear the last bell. It’s over.
Pacquiao accused his official ally President Rodrigo Duterte’s government of intensifying corruption in the country. He promised to fight poverty, and warned corrupt politicians that he would soon send them to prison.
Pacquiao’s victory story and his legendary career:
He is the only boxer to win titles in eight different categories and bring honor to his Southeast Asian country, where he is known by the nicknames of Pacman, People’s Champion and National Fist.
As a teenager, Pacquiao fled his southern Philippines home and moved to Manila. At 16 years of age, Pacquiao made his professional debut in boxing as a junior flyweight. He wanted to escape extreme poverty and make it big.