Pacquiao, who won titles in a record eight weight classes during his 26-year career, is now focusing on his presidential campaign in the Philippines.
Pacquiao, 42, won world titles in a record eight weight divisions during his illustrious 26-year career. He’ll ﬁnish his career with 62 won, eight defeats, and two ties, including 39 knockout victories. In his battle against Ugás, Pacquiao, one of boxing’s greatest draws during the 2000s, was attempting to become the ﬁrst boxer to win a title bout in four decades.
In a 15-minute video posted to his Facebook page, Pacquiao stated, “It’s diﬃcult for me to accept that my time as a ﬁghter is gone.” “I am announcing my retirement today.” “I never imagined this day would arrive. As I put down my boxing gloves, I’d want to express my gratitude to the entire world, particularly the Filipino people, for their support of Manny Pacquiao. He said, “Goodbye, boxing.”
Pacquiao thanked his longtime manager, Rod Nazario, for arranging Pacquiao’s ﬁrst international ﬁght in the United States two decades ago and introducing him to Freddie Roach, who would coach Pacquiao on his way to stardom. Pacquiao said in 2016 that he was considering retiring from boxing but returned later that year.
He explained, “Freddie Roach was not just my trainer, but also my family, a brother, and a friend.” “Who’d have guessed Manny Pacquiao would end boxing with 12 major world titles over eight weight divisions?” said Pacquiao. “Even I am astounded by what I’ve accomplished.”
Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, a close associate of Duterte, is anticipated to be endorsed as the presidential candidate by Duterte’s party. Analysts suggest that if both men win, Go may retire to enable Duterte to take over as president, or he could stay and let Duterte rule by proxy.
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