Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has officially announced his retirement.
Though the Philipino legend has contemplated leaving the sport a couple of times, this time he said it is for good. Many pundits believe this decision is based on his intent to contest as the President of the Philippines in 2022.
In an interview on his retirement, he divulged he was done with boxing because he had been in the ring for far too long and only continued because he was passionate about the game.
“My boxing career? My boxing career is already over. It’s done because I’ve been in boxing for a long time and my family says that it is enough. I just continued [to box] because I’m passionate about this sport.”
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Manny Pacquiao Boxrec
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Pacquiao boxrec includes The Filipino’s triumph over Thurman left him with a boxing record of 62 wins (39 of which by knockout), seven losses and two draws since his professional debut, a unanimous-decision win over compatriot Edmund Enting Ignacio in January 1995. Pacquiao’s last defeat was a points loss to Australian Jeff Horn in a July 2017 WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane.
Pacquiao Last Fight
Pacman’s last bout was in August when he took on Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas, a match that saw him suffer a unanimous defeat to the Olympic silver medalist.
Manny Pac Bio
Born Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao on December 17, 1978, in General, Santos City, Philippines to Rosalio and Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao, a 14-year-old Pacquiao left his family on a ship to Manila. There, the youth survived on the streets for a short time before turning to box. He posted a 60-4 amateur record as a member of the Philippines’ National Team.
A 16-year-old Pacman made his professional debut on January 22, 1995, at 106-pounds with a four-round unanimous decision over Edmund Enting Ignacio. Pacman won his next 10 bouts, including four by stoppage, to improve 11-0. In February 1996, Pacquiao lost for the first time, a third-round TKO loss to Rustico Torrecampo in a 112-pound bout.
Manny Pacquiao President
The Philippine boxing icon and senator says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacman accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been waiting for a change of government.
He is already a senator in the Philippines.