Manny Pacquiao pronounces that he’ll announce his retirement plans when his subsequent battle is confirmed
Manny Pacquiao announces that he will announce his retirement plans when his next fight with the 42-year-old legend is confirmed in talks against Mikey Garcia later this year and he plans to run for president of the Philippines
- Manny Pacquiao has a 26-year career as a boxer behind him
- The 42-year-old will announce his retirement plans when his next fight is confirmed
- Pacquiao is currently in talks to pit himself against Mikey Garcia in a super fight later this year
- The Filipino has a strong political career and will run for president in 2022
Manny Pacquiao will announce his retirement plans at the same time his next fight is confirmed.
The 42-year-old has not fought for the WBA welterweight title almost two years ago since his first loss in Keith Thurman’s career.
The Filipino star, who has won world titles in eight weight classes over his 26-year career, is currently in negotiations to fight Mikey Garcia later this year.
Manny Pacquiao has announced that he will announce his retirement plans when his next fight is announced
Pacquiao had been open to fighting UFC sensation Conor McGregor before that fight was retired after the Irishman was knocked out by Dustin Poirier in January.
A blockbuster fight with pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford was also in the works, but talks were cut short after a Middle East location failed to offer the funds.
Pacquiao is now ready to end his hiatus and return against Garcia, whom he was originally supposed to fight before the coronavirus pandemic broke out.
The 42-year-old tall has not fought since beating Keith Thurman in July 2019
He is currently in talks with multi-weight champion Mikey Garcia later this year
‘The negotiations are still ongoing. I’m not going to go into details so there won’t be any problems, ”said Pacquiao.
When asked about his retirement, he added: “We will not answer that for the time being, as this is part of the negotiations. That will be included in the announcement. ‘
Pacquiao was recently named a hiatus world champion by the WBA for inactivity, while Yordenis Ugas was promoted to welterweight champion after winning the vacant “regular” belt last September.
Outside the ring, the boxing legend has established himself as a high-ranking political figure in his country and is currently the Senator of the Philippines.
Pacquiao has had a promising political career outside the ring and is a Senator from the Philippines
His longtime trainer Freddie Roach (left) said he would have another fight or two
His longtime trainer Freddie Roach announced last year that Pacquiao, who has announced his intention to run for president of his country in 2022, would only have a fight or two more before turning his attention to his political career.
“I think he’s going to fight again and from the time I talked to him he wants to fight one or two more times,” said Roach.
“But the thing is, it could be anywhere from the US to Saudi Arabia. They talked about Mikey Garcia and I said, “Yeah, this is the perfect fight for Manny.”
I think Manny will fight one or two more times before he becomes president of his country. And then he will retire. ‘