CHANGES. “Goodbye boxing,” tweeted Pacquiao, who is currently a senator in the Philippines. | Photo: Efe.
Manny Pacquiao, boxing reference in the world, announced that he will leave the sport to contest the presidency of the Philippines in 2022. The followers of “Pacman”, as he is known, expressed reactions ranging from gratitude to disbelief at the news, as reviewed Reuters.
The context: Pacquiao is currently a senator from the Philippines, but highlights his 26-year boxing career. He won world titles in eight different divisions and has yet to be surpassed. The athlete posted a video on Facebook and Twitter in which he broke the news, thanked his followers and announced his aspiration.
- The 42-year-old boxer, one of the best offensive fighters, expressed being at peace with his decision. He added that it is the turn of other athletes to stand out.
- Last year, Pacquiao’s net worth was $ 63 million, according to his Philippine asset statement. However, as a child he began fighting for prizes of $ 2 per fight.
What do they say? “As I hang up my boxing gloves, I would like to thank everyone, especially the Filipino people for supporting Manny Pacquiao (…) I just heard the final bell. Boxing is over, ”Pacquiao said in the video.
- “This is the hardest decision I have ever made, but I am at peace with it. Pursue your dreams, work hard, and watch what happens. Goodbye boxing, ”Pacquiao tweeted.
Main source of the news: Reuters.