The boxing profession of Manny Pacquiao is over.
The 42-year-old former eight-division champion from the Philippines, who has fought professionally for greater than 1 / 4 century, introduced his retirement in a video on Tuesday.
Pacquiao (62-8-2, 39 KOs) was final within the ring on Aug. 21, when he misplaced a transparent choice to WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas. The senator subsequently accepted his get together’s nomination to run for president of his nation.
“It is difficult for me to accept that my time as a boxer is over,” Pacquiao mentioned within the video. “Today, I’m asserting my retirement. I had by no means thought that today would come. As I cling up my boxing gloves, I wish to thank the entire world, particularly the Filipino individuals, for supporting Manny Pacquiao.
“Goodbye, boxing. Thank you for changing my life. My family was desperate, you gave us hope. You give me the chance to fight out way out of poverty. Because of you, I was able to inspire people all over the world.”
Pacquiao shall be remembered as the most effective fighters of his period pound for pound, maybe second solely to Floyd Mayweather.
Here is a hyperlink to the video on which Pacquiao made his announcement.
Manny Pacquiao proclaims retirement from boxing (aol.com)