Manny Pacquiao, who hails from the island country of Philippines, has called time on his boxing career. The 42-year-old legend, who is world-famous for his footwork and the fiery speed of punches, has been in the limelight after he announced his bid for Philippine presidential elections that are set to take place in May 2022.
The boxing star made this announcement in a 14-minute long video which he shared on Facebook.
“To the greatest fans and the greatest sport in the world, thank you! Thank you for all the wonderful memories. This is the hardest decision I’ve ever made, but I’m at peace with it. Chase your dreams, work hard, and watch what happens. Good bye boxing,” wrote Pacquiao along with the video.
Check out the video here:
Twitter hails Manny Pacquiao for his his illustrious career:
Notably, although the legend will not be seen fighting in the ring anymore, he is the only man to hold world titles across eight divisions. The Philippine legend also retires now as the only boxer to hold world titles across four different decades.