Reigning WBA world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao intends to become president of the Philippines.
This was announced by his promoter Bob Arum, quoted by The Sun.
Arum said: “We called up with Manny Pacquiao. He’s going to be the first boxing president in history. He told me: ‘Bob, I’m going to participate in the presidential campaign 2022. When I win, I want to see you at my inauguration.’”
Pacquiao has been active in politics since 2007.
He currently holds the position of the Sports Committee Chairman in the Senate of the Philippines.
At the same time, the boxer continues his sports career.
He spent his last fight against Keith Thurman last summer, winning by the decision of the judges.
Forty—oneyear-old Pacquiao is the only boxer in history who managed to become a world champion in eight weight categories.
He also set a record by winning championship belts in four different decades.