Browsing: Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao is the first to file his candidacy to be the next president of the Philippines at the start of registration for thousands of political posts in what is expected to be a hotly contested election in May next year.

“As I hang up my boxing gloves, I would like to thank the whole world, especially the Filipino people, for supporting Manny Pacquiao. Goodbye boxing,” the 42-year old said in a 14-minute video posted on his Facebook page.

Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his political allies during the national assembly of the faction he leads in the ruling PDP-Laban Party, days after a rival faction nominated Duterte’s long-time aide, Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go, as its presidential candidate.

Pacquiao, 42, returns to action after a two-year absence to face Ugas at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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.’”

Amir Khan wants to fight Manny Pacquiao in Qatar when boxing resumes following the coronavirus crisis.

The former world champion has not fought since his facile win over Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia last summer.

Manny Pacquiao said he has tested negative for Coronavirus Disease after the eight-weight boxing world champion and Philippines senator came into contact with a politician who had contracted the disease.

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has confirmed he’s held talks to face Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match but insists he also wants to go head-to-head with Floyd Mayweather a second time.

American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather looks set to return to the ring in an exhibition bout in China next year against an opponent to be named.