What’s happening in Manny Pacquiao’s life?
We tell you all about the possible return of the Filipino boxer to the ring. What is Manny Pacquiao’s life nowadays?
Manny Pacquiao continues to be a prominent figure in the world of sports and politics. With an impressive boxing career, Pacquiao has made his mark as the only world champion in eight divisions, amassing an impressive record of accomplishments and titles over the years.
However, since his foray into politics in his country, where Manny Pacquiao was a candidate for President, many people are wondering if the renowned Filipino boxer will return to the ring. In this article we tell you the latest news about his possible return to boxing.
Will Manny Pacquiao return to boxing?
Pacquiao is in full preparation for his return to the ring, full of renewed ambitions. After a long period of rest, the boxer is engaged in intense training and has made it clear that his agility and skills are still intact, as if he were still in his 20s and 30s. The Filipino boxer has shared details about his fitness and his goals for his next fight. Pacquiao’s ambition is to recapture the world title and his focus is on not losing any speed or power.
The last time Pacquiao stepped into the ring was in 2021, when he suffered a loss to Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas in a world welterweight championship contest. Since then, the Filipino has been away from the ring and has been working hard to recover and return to action.
Despite having turned 44 last December, Pacquiao is currently in negotiations for a welterweight fight with Britain’s Connor Benn. If it comes to fruition, it would be a much-anticipated showdown for boxing fans.
Manny Pacquiao’s biography
Manny Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines, and studied at the University of Notre Dame de Dadiangas. He is recognized as the only eight-division world champion in boxing history.
Manny Pacquiao remarkable career includes winning eleven major world titles, as well as becoming the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. He also stands out as the first to win major world titles in four of boxing’s original eight weight classes: flyweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.
Throughout his career, Pacquiao’s fights have generated around 19.6 million buys at pay-per-view events and he has earned $1.2 billion in revenue from his 24 pay-per-view bouts. According to Forbes, he was the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2015.
In May 2010, Manny Pacquiao was elected as a member of the House of Representatives, representing the province of Sarangani, and was re-elected in 2013. He then became a senator in June 2016 and will serve his six-year term until 2022.
Pacquiao also ran as one of the leading candidates for the Philippine presidency in the 2022 elections. Initially, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his desire for Pacquiao to be his successor in December 2016 and December 2017. In September 2021, Pacquiao officially announced his presidential bid for the 2022 elections. Unfortunately, however, he lost in the polls held in May 2022.
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