Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines, 42, decided today, Wednesday, to retire from boxing after many years spent in the rings, and then decided to devote himself to politics after announcing his candidacy for the presidential elections in his country.
Boxing and political life
“It is difficult for me to accept the idea that my career as a boxer has ended,” Filipino Manny Pacquiao said in a tweet, which was posted on his Twitter account. “Today, I announce my retirement from boxing.”
Boxing legend Mane # باكياو He officially decides to retire.
The world champion in eight different categories and the Philippine senator retires after a career that lasted 26 years
The retirement came after a disappointing defeat to Jordenes Ogas in Paradise, Nevada on August 21, the Cuban boxer who defected to the United States in 2010. pic.twitter.com/LDBWHEzGTW
– Abu Dhabi Sports Channel (@ADSportsTV) September 29, 2021
The Filipino boxer Pacquiao’s decision to leave the boxing ring came 10 days after announcing his candidacy for the presidential elections, which are scheduled to take place on May 22, 2022.
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Pacquiao gained wide fame in his country as well as turned into a world star in the sport of boxing by participating in exhibition events, the last of which was in Las Vegas against Cuban Yordenis Ogas on the 22nd of last August, when he lost in this fight.
The only boxer
The retired Filipino boxer Pacquiao, nicknamed “Pac-Man”, won the world boxing championship title eight times in different weights, and he is considered one of the boxing legends in the Philippines.
He began his boxing career in 1995 for a grant of 1,000 pesos, equivalent to $22, before amassing a fortune of more than $500 million.
Manny Pacquiao retires from boxing to compete for the presidency of the Philippines pic.twitter.com/7FLUS7vaGv
– Reuters | Arabic (@araReuters) September 29, 2021
Pacquiao entered politics in 2010, when he was elected an MP before becoming a senator in 2016, and has raised several controversial statements in favor of the death penalty as well as anti-homosexuality.
The candidate Pacquiao was very popular in the Philippine archipelago city, which has a population of 110 million, and he is also receiving great popularity and admiration in his country.
Boxing is called the “sport of kings” or the so-called “noble art”, a sport in which two athletes attack in a square-shaped arena of similar weight, and the period of rounds ranges from one to three minutes per round.
Legend Manny Pacquiao announces his candidacy in the 2022 elections.
I boldly accept the challenge of running for president of the Philippines. We need to move forward. We need to beat poverty.
We need a government to serve our Prime Time Zone with integrity, mercy and transparency.
I am ready to rise to the challenge of leadership pic.twitter.com/y1Y34sS6BD
— Boxing |🎖🥊| Boxing (@BoxingMENA) September 20, 2021
Those hits may be concentrated in the head and torso area and are most concentrated by the athletes, and the one who gets the most points after the specified number of rounds is the winner of the match.
The player can win the match if the opponent fell with a strong blow and was then unable to rise again to continue the competition again, known as a knockout or TKO, and the referee counts to ten and then announces the winner of the match.
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