Manny Pacquiao has announced his retirement from boxing to pursue a political career.


Manny Pacquiao, a boxing legend, has declared his retirement from the sport in order to focus on his political career.

The multi-division world champion, who is also a senator in his home nation of the Philippines, has already declared his ambition to run for president in 2022.

According to the BBC, the 42-year-final old’s bout was a loss against Cuban Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas last month.

“I just heard the final ringing of the bell. “Boxing is over,” Pacquiao declared.

Pacquiao characterized quitting as the “hardest decision” of his life in a video uploaded on social media, saying boxing had given him “the chance to battle my way out of poverty” and “the courage to influence more lives.”

He also expressed gratitude to his fans, friends, and all those who have supported him during his career, particularly long-time trainer Freddie Roach, whom he referred to as “my family, a brother, and a friend.”

“What I have done and accomplished in my life is something I will never forget,” he remarked.