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Boxing: Official: Manny Pacquiao, the only eighth-time champion in history, hangs up his gloves: “Thanks boxing”

Updated 09/29/2021 - 07:01 Lto of Manny pacquiao It is one of the most incredible races in boxing history. An unthinkable trajectory 20 years ag


Updated
09/29/2021 –
07:01

Lto of Manny pacquiao It is one of the most incredible races in history. An unthinkable trajectory 20 years ago when he first stepped into a ring and that now ends after the Filipino fighter officially announced his retirement at age 42 and after being considered one of the best boxers in history.

Pacquiao destroyed Ricky Hatton in the second round

At least that’s what his record says. ‘Pac-Man’ has been the only fighter in history capable of winning the world champion belt in eight different categories and the only boxer in history capable of winning the world title in four different decades. An unrivaled record that is in 62 victories (39 of them by KO), eight defeats and two no fights.

Now all those figures will go on to fatten the history books of a sport that is left without one of its best representatives of all time. In a message to his followers on social networks Pacquiao thanked the sport of 16 ropes and put an end to a dream race that began on January 22, 1995 at home with a unanimous decision victory in four rounds against compatriot Edmund Enting Ignacio. Then 68 more triumphs and an unbeatable palmares would come.

“To the best fans and the best sport in the world, thank you! Thank you for all those wonderful memories. This is the hardest decision I have ever made but I am at peace with it. Chase your dreams, work hard and see what happens. Thank you boxing. “With these words and a video that reviews some of the best moments of his career, the Asian boxer puts an end to his career for center his political career as a candidate for the presidency of his country.

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