June 30, 2022
BOXING GREAT MANNY PACQUIAO RETIRES, SETS HIS SIGHTS ON

In this photo provided by the Manny Pacquiao MediaComms, Senator Manny Pacquiao raises his hands during a national convention of his PDP-Laban party in Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday Sept. 19, 2021. Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. (Manny Pacquiao MediaComms via AP)

BOXING GREAT MANNY PACQUIAO RETIRES, SETS HIS SIGHTS ON

MANILA, Philippines — Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is authoritatively hanging up his gloves.

The eight-division title holder and Philippines representative on Wednesday declared his retirement from the ring,

“I might want to thank the entire world, particularly the Filipino public, for supporting Manny Pacquiao. Farewell boxing,” the 42-year old said in a 14-minute video posted on his Facebook page. “It is hard for me to acknowledge that my time as a fighter is finished. Today I am reporting my retirement.”

Pacquiao completed his 26-year, 72-battle profession with 62 successes, eight misfortunes and two draws. Of those 62 successes, 39 were by knockout and 23 by choice. He won 12 world titles and is the main warrior in history to win titles in eight diverse weight classes.

His retirement from boxing followed a dampening rout to Yordenis Ugas in Paradise, Nevada on Aug. 21. The more youthful Cuban fighter beat Pacquiao by consistent choice, holding his WBA welterweight title. It was Pacquiao’s first battle in over two years.

“Much obliged to you for transforming me, when my family was frantic, you gave us trust, you allowed me the opportunity to battle right out of neediness,” Pacquiao said in the video. “As a result of you, I had the option to motivate individuals from one side of the planet to the other. As a result of you, I have been given the fortitude to change more lives.”Pacquaio had indicated retirement as of late. It additionally had been normal since he is focusing on a greater political front line. Recently, he acknowledged his ideological group’s designation and proclaimed that that he will run for Philippines president in the May 2022 decisions.

He has blamed the organization for President Rodrigo Duterte, his previous partner, of exacerbating defilement in the Philippines. He vowed to battle destitution and cautioned degenerate legislators they will before long wind up in prison.

Pacquiao’s poverty to newfound wealth biography and unbelievable vocation carried honor to his Southeast Asian country, where he is known by his monikers Pacman, People’s Champ, and National Fist.

He left his devastated home in the southern Philippines as a teen and stowed away on a boat destined for Manila. He made his expert boxing debut as a lesser flyweight in 1995, at 16 years old, battling right out of miserable destitution to become one of the world’s most generously compensated athletes.Eddie Banaag, a 79-year-old retired person, said Pacquiao was his venerated image as a fighter and he observed practically his battles as a whole. In any case, he accepts the boxing symbol ought to have resigned before.

“He ought to have done that right after his triumph over (Keith) Thurman,” Banaag said of Pacquiao’s success over Thurman on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Pacquiao’s second-last battle. “It would have been exceptional on the off chance that he finished his boxing vocation with a success instead of a misfortune.”

All things considered, Pacquiao accepts he will consistently be recognized as a champ. A huge number of dollars in vocation profit and his record in the ring leave no question.

“I will always remember what I have done and achieved in my life,” Pacquiao said Wednesday. “I just heard the last chime. The boxing is finished. “