Manny Pacquiao says he is retiring from boxing
Manny Pacquiao appeared on Toni Talks, a TV show in the Philippines last night, and announced he had retired from boxing. The news does not come as a complete surprise, the 42 year old also announced yesterday that he would be running for president.
Pacquiao announced his retirement in an understated way telling Toni Gonzaga that,
“My boxing career is already over. It’s done because I’ve been in boxing for a long time and my family says that it is enough.”
He won his first world title in 1998, fighting at 112lbs. In 2019 Pacquiao won the last world title of his career, competing at 154lbs.
He has been in with the likes of Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Márquez, Érik Morales, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao’s fight with the latter generated $410 million in revenue with 4.6 million people purchasing the pay per view.
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