MANILA, Philippines—Some issues are finest left behind, even when it’s the one factor you like probably the most.
Simply ask Manny Pacquiao.
The legendary boxer-turned-politician admitted that stepping away from the game was the toughest resolution of his life nevertheless it’s the decision he’s made with himself as he takes a crack on the Philippines’ prime government place.
“Hanging my gloves is the toughest a part of all my life, trigger I grew up in boxing, so I perceive that that is sports activities,” mentioned Pacquiao in an AFP interview.
“I miss boxing, however I don’t suppose boxing nonetheless likes me. Nicely, I’m already turning 43 years previous so it’s sufficient for me. I imply, I’m performed,” mentioned Pacquiao.
Pacquiao, usually considered one of many biggest boxers of all time, is the one fighter to win World titles throughout seven and eight weight courses.
Beginning as scrawny gentle flyweight, Pacquiao would win his first World title at flyweight earlier than profitable his heaviest one at tremendous welterweight.
He has since retired after he misplaced to Yordenis Ugas in a bout for the WBA Welterweight Tremendous title in August 2021.
Pacquiao, who was already a senator when he fought Ugas, then turned his focus to the presidential race as the usual bearer of the Probinsya Muna Growth Initiative (PROMDI) get together.
Get the most popular sports activities information straight into your inbox
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get entry to The Philippine Every day Inquirer & different 70+ titles, share as much as 5 devices, hearken to the information, obtain as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Name 896 6000.