BOXING legend Manny Pacquiao has dropped ANOTHER hint that he is ready to hang up the gloves with an emotional ‘thank you’ video.
The Filipino fell to a unanimous points defeat to WBA welterweight champ Yordenis Ugas at the weekend.
It left many predicting the 42 year old will call it quits after a stunning career in the ring.
Now Pacquiao has shared a video on Twitter thanking his fans for their support and hinting that his time is up.
He says: “It might finish my career [in] boxing, but this is my statement to all the boxing fans, the people all over the world: we entertain people, we entertain in the ring.
“But the most important thing is what we have done to others, how we can help them.
“Not only for a Filipino, but to all our brothers and sisters all over the world.”
He then references the coronavirus pandemic and starving people in the world, saying that we should ‘help them’.
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He adds: “Always remember this: God is love, and therefore we must love each other and help each other, not only by words but by action.
“Thank you to all of you – press, media, the fans, the promoters for always giving us a chance.
“I really appreciate what you have done. Thank you to all of you, thank you boxing.”
Fans replied back to the post thanking Pacquiao for entertaining them over the years.
‘Legend’, ‘inspiration’, ‘icon’ and ‘GOAT’ were just some of the adjectives fans used to describe the boxer.
END OF THE ROAD?
Pacman was due to challenge unbeaten American Errol Spence Jr for the unified WBC and IBF titles.
But after the welterweight champion pulled out with an eye injury, Ugas stepped in and took the opportunity of a lifetime with both hands, most effectively his left.
Pacquiao lost by unanimous decision and in doing so faced questions on his fighting future.
In his post-fight press conference, the 42-year-old said: “In the future, you may not see Manny Pacquiao fight again in the ring.
“I don’t know. But for how many decades, I’m so happy with what I’ve done in boxing.
“I contribute a record in boxing also and to make boxing the top.
“And especially bring honour to my country and the Filipino people.
“I’m so proud to be a Filipino and thankful to all the fans all over the world.”
The eight-division champion was returning for the first time since beating Keith Thurman in July 2019.