Boxer, Manny Pacquiao, Philippine

Boxer, Manny Pacquiao

Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president in 2022 - Punch Newspapers

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9/19/2021 4:31:00 PM

Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president in 2022 - Punch Newspapers

The most widely read newspaper in Nigeria

19 September 2021Philippine boxer-turned-politician Manny Pacquiao declared Sunday he will run for president in 2022, ending months of speculation about whether the legendary fighter would seek the country’s top job.“The time is now — we are ready to rise to the challenge of leadership,” said Pacquiao, as he accepted the nomination of a rival faction in President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruling party.

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The eight-division world champion and beloved national hero made the announcement weeks after losing what could be his last professional fight against Cuban Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas.Pacquiao, who entered politics in 2010 as a congressman before being elected to the Senate, has long been expected to make a tilt for the country’s highest office.

The 42-year-old is deeply admired in the archipelago nation for his generosity and hauling himself out of poverty to become one of the world’s greatest and wealthiest boxers. Read more: The Punch Newspapers »

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