Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from boxing aged 42 as legend looks to become Philippines president

MANNY PACQUIAO has announced his retirement from boxing as he bids to become President of the Philippines.

On Sunday, the former eight-weight world champion – who is already a senator – announced his intention to run for the presidency.

Manny Pacquiao has announced his retirement from boxing

Pacquiao’s run for office led many to believe his Hall-of-Fame career would soon come to an end.

And Pacman confirmed he has indeed opted to hang up his gloves.

When asked about his fighting days, he replied: “My boxing career?

“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.

“I just continued [to box] because I’m passionate about this sport.”

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