Manny Pacquiao To Hang Up Gloves, Eyes The Political Ring
Manny Pacquiao reportedly will retire from boxing in April so he can turn his attention to a race for a senate seat in the Philippines.By Matt Moreno | October 25, 2015
International boxing star Manny Pacquiao is stepping away from the sport in April.
Boxing promoter Bob Arum told both ESPN and USA Today that Pacquiao plans to hang the gloves up in the next few months with a final fight scheduled on or before April 9. Pacquiao will reportedly then focus on politics in the Philippines. (Video via Trinity Broadcasting Network)
The opponent isn't set yet, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't on the short list. Mayweather retired in September after earning his 49th victory, and there's been no talk about him coming back for a fight against Pacquiao. (Video via HBO)