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Manny Pacquiao retires from boxing after a legendary career – MMA Sports

Manny Pacquiao Announced retirement from boxing.

In a video released Tuesday, Pacquiao, 42, lists some of his greatest achievements (12 world titles in eight categories) and excites fans while accumulating 62-8-2 records. I said a bitter farewell to the sport I let him do.

“It’s hard to accept that my time as a boxer is over,” Pacquiao said. “… I never thought this day would come.”

Pacquiao, one of the 12 senators in the Philippines, said last week Candidate for next year’s presidential election.. But he didn’t rule out fighting again until Wednesday.

“Goodbye boxing,” Pacquiao said. “Thank you for changing my life when my family was desperate. You gave us hope. You gave me the opportunity to fight to get out of poverty. You Thanks to, I was able to inspire people all over the world. Thanks to you, I was given more life-changing courage. “

Manny Pacquiao will fight Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in April 2016. (Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports)

His recent battle may have helped Pacquiao focus on politics. August 21st, he Yordenis Ugas loses unanimous decision Despite participating in the fight as an important betting favorite.

The defeat was his second in his last five battles.

To Ugas, Pacquiao didn’t look like a fighter who defeated prominent opponents such as Oscar de la Jolla, Miguel Cotto, and Ricky Hatton.

In the video, Pacquiao acknowledged many people, including his family, his trainers, and those who supported him.

“To boxing fans around the world,” he said. “thank you very much.”

– MMA Sports

Manny Pacquiao retires from boxing after a legendary career

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