Pacquiao Says Boxing Career Over
Manila Bulletin|September 21, 2021
Filipino boxing legend and Senator Manny Pacquiao may have hung up his fabled gloves shortly after throwing his political hat into the presidential ring.
Carlo Anolin

After sidestepping questions regarding his impending retirement following a recent loss, Pacquiao put a close to his storied boxing career in a bold statement made in response to television personality and host Toni Gonzaga.

“Boxing career ko? Tapos na 'yong boxing career ko (My boxing career? It is is over),” the 42-year-old Pacquiao told Gonzaga.

“Tapos na kasi matagal na rin ako sa pagbo-boxing at 'yong pamilya ko laging nagsasabi na tama na. Nagtuloy-tuloy lang ako kasi passionate ako sa sports na ito (My boxing career is finished. I have been in the sport for a long time and my family keeps on saying that I should stop. The only reason I continue is because of my passion for the sport).”

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