Manny Pacquiao hangs up his gloves
The Filipino fighter, who registered his candidacy for the 2022 presidential elections in that country, is leaving behind a career full of successes.
As “the most difficult of my life” this Wednesday Manny Pacquiao described his decision to leave boxing, after making his debut in January 1995 and amassing a career full of successes, which includes having been champion in eight different weight categories.
“It is difficult for me to accept that my boxing career ended,” said Manny Pacquiao in a short video posted on Facebook and replicated on his Twitter account: “Today I announce my retirement.”
“I had the opportunity to represent the Philippines, bringing fame and honor to my country every time I stepped into the ring. I am grateful for all my achievements and the opportunity to inspire the fans, ”added the 42-year-old Filipino later, who announced his candidacy to preside over the country a few days ago.
A career full of successes
Through the video, Pacquiao announced that he is hanging up his gloves, taking the opportunity to review his career and thank those who made it possible and accompanied him, such as his coaches:
“I will never forget the only person who helped me, Rod Nazario, who was once my manager. He brought me to the United States 20 years ago and organized my presentation of my trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Gym, ”he said first.
And quickly added: “Freddie Roach was not only my coach, but also my family: a brother and a friend.”
Pacquiao made his professional debut in 1995 and earned his first world medal in 1998, earning the WBC flyweight title.
With 12 world championships to his credit, Pacquiao retires after losing to Cuban Yordenis Ugas on August 22 in Las Vegas.
Check here the video:
To the greatest fans and the greatest sport in the world, thank you! Thank you for all the wonderful memories. This is the hardest decision I’ve ever made, but I’m at peace with it. Chase your dreams, work hard, and watch what happens. Good bye boxing. https://t.co/Bde4wO82sA
– Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) September 29, 2021