The Filipino Manny Pacquiao, one of the great boxers in history and a champion of up to eight pesos, confirmed on Tuesday his final goodbye to the
The Filipino Manny Pacquiao, one of the great boxers in history and a champion of up to eight pesos, confirmed on Tuesday his final goodbye to the ring to fully focus on his desire to be president of his country.
“To the greatest fans and the best sport in the world, thank you! Thank you for all the wonderful memories. This is the hardest decision I have ever made, but I am at peace with it. Pursue your dreams, work hard and see what it happens. Goodbye boxing, “Pacquiao wrote on his ‘Twitter’ profile.
The 42-year-old Filipino already announced last week that he was running in the Philippine presidential elections. “We need progress. We need to overcome poverty. We need the government to serve our people with integrity, compassion and transparency. The time is now. I am ready to face the challenge of leadership,” he remarked on social media.
Pacquiao leaves boxing after proclaiming himself world champion in flyweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight and super welterweight, and with a record of 62 wins, 39 by KO, and eight losses. His last fight was at the end of last August against Cuban Yurdenis Ugás, winner by unanimous decision. In memory, his fight in May 2015 against American Floyd Mayweather for the world welterweight belts and with a clear victory for the American on points.