Gloves are off: Pacquiao quits boxing to contest Philippines presidency

Pacman rose from poverty to wealth and fame, and won an unprecedented eight titles in eight weight classes

29 September 2021 - 19:28 By Neil Jerome Morales and Karen Lema

World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao announced his retirement from what he called the “greatest sport in the world” on Wednesday to focus on a run for the Philippines presidency, the biggest fight of his career.

In a 14-minute video posted on Facebook and Twitter, “Pacman” thanked fans worldwide before closing the curtain on a 26-year boxing career that earned him world titles in eight different divisions, which remains unmatched...

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