Manny Pacquiao, Ugas

Manny Pacquiao, Ugas

Boxer Manny Pacquiao Will Run For Philippines President

Boxer Manny Pacquiao Will Run For Philippines President

9/19/2021 6:52:00 PM

Boxer Manny Pacquiao Will Run For Philippines President

UPDATE: Manny Pacquiao has decided to enter a different sort of ring. The boxing legend will now run for president of the Philippines. Pacquiao, already a senator in his native land, will mount a c…

has decided to enter a different sort of ring. The boxing legend will now run for president of the Philippines.Pacquiao, already a senator in his native land, will mount a campaign to take over when current President Rodrigo Duterte’s term is over in June 2022. Pacquiao’s announcement comes less than a month after losing a fight to Yordenis

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in which he was heavily favored.The 42-year-old Pacquiao accepted the nomination for president during the national assembly of the PDP-Laban Party.“I am a fighter, and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring,’ Pacquiao said in a live-streamed speech during the assembly. ‘I am accepting your nomination as candidate for president of the Republic of the Philippines.”

One of the greatest boxers of all-time, Pacquiao is the only man to hold world titles in eight different divisions.Related StoryMayweather-Pacquiao Boxing Rematch In Works - Set PPV Record In 2015EARLIER:One of the greatest boxers of all-time may have reached the end of his career. Manny Pacquiao, an eight-division world champion, lost to Yordenis Ugas on Saturday night by unanimous decision, with Ugas retaining his super welterweight title. headtopics.com

Watch on DeadlineAt age 42, it was a disheartening loss for Pacquiao, who was the heavy favorite.Fans attempting to tune in to the PPV event from Las Vegas also were disheartened. A massive technical glitch on Spectrum cable in at least the Los Angeles area had techs scrambling. There were two big events going on at the same time, with the WWE Summer Slam also competing for customers.

Pacquiao, who has been boxing for 26 years, now faces a decision. But unlike most fighters, his future is far from dim. He has long been rumored as the next president of his native Philippines, which has an election coming up next year after the expiring term of current President Rodrigo Duterte. His term expires next June. Pacquiao has served his country as a senator of the Philippines since 2016.

Ugás was a last-minute replacement on the card. Errol Spence Jr., the original opponent, sustained a detached retina injury in training, opening the door for Ugas just 11 days before the scheduled fight. He beat Pacquiao by unanimous decision with an impressive technical performance.

“He’s a great competitor, but I came in here to show I am the champion of the WBA,” Ugás said. “A lot of respect for him, but I won this fight.”Pacquiao was the solid favorite, but struggled to get inside on Ugás’ effective jab.“I’m very excited, but most of all, I want to thank Manny Pacquiao for giving me this moment in this ring today,” Ugás said through a translator. “We only had two weeks of training, but I listened to my corner and it all worked out.” headtopics.com

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Two judges scored it 116-112 for Ugás, and a third had it 115-113. The Associated Press also scored it 116-112 for Ugás.A visibly disappointed Pacquiao said he hasn’t decided whether he will fight again. He also wouldn’t confirm whether he will enter the Philippines’ presidential race, as is widely expected. He intends to make an announcement next month.

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As the old saying goes… “Everybody has the ruling politicians they, as a society, deserve.” We tried that celebrity-as-president experiment in the U.S. and it was a complete failure. Learn from our mistake. Manny must be running out of options and cash. It’s not like we’ve seen that before 😂😂😂 I've seen everything now

Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine presidentMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, pledging to honestly serve the Filipino people who he said have been waiting for a change of government. Idiocracy is coming true. It's what plants crave good job but wrestling is a little bit distant from... Might as well give it to him now, no way he loses an election there

Boxer-Senator Manny Pacquiao To Run For Philippine President“I am a fighter, and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring,” said the 42-year-old boxing icon. this is terrible news Is this an article TheOnion lmao Anyone would be better than the leader they have now.

Manny Pacquiao Running for Philippines President Manny Pacquiao has faced many opponents in the ring, but now he's entering a far more brutal sport ... Presidential politics. He’s too nice, dunno if that’s a good thing in politics Because the Philippines needs a homophobic president? What a complete joke. Sad thing is, he will win going away.

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Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine presidentMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, pledging to honestly serve the Filipino people who he said have been waiting for a change of government. Idiocracy is coming true. It's what plants crave good job but wrestling is a little bit distant from... Might as well give it to him now, no way he loses an election there