“Many People Will Get Hit”: Manny Pacquiao Issues Stern Warning Before 2022 Philippines Presidential Election

Published 09/05/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: Manny Pacquiao in the ring during the WBA welterweight championship against Adrien Broner at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao made his last ring appearance on August 21 against the WBA welterweight ‘super’ champ, Yordenis Ugas. To everyone’s surprise, this turned out to be an embarrassing bout for the boxing icon, as he failed to end up on the winning side. Nothing went in his favor from the first gong and even after putting in a tremendous amount of work, Pacquiao couldn’t get the desired results.

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Moreover, boxing purists and fans expected this to be his last boxing test, post which he’d announce his name for Presidency polls in the Philippines’ 2022 elections.

Speaking exclusively on DWIZ, the 42-year-old spilled the beans on whether he’d run for the Presidency elections. He said, “Once I run [for office], many people will get hit.”

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“I will choose what is right if I will have to make that decision.” (h/t Inquirer.Net)

Pacquiao’s name for President has been surfacing over the years, and in a few weeks from now, the fans will get to see what the boxing legend decides. In fact, ‘Pacman’ even asserted that he’d reach a decision by October 1.

Pacquiao, in his last fight, entered the ring after a long two-year hiatus. Earlier, he was all set to face the WBC and IBF welterweight champ, Errol Spence Jr., but unfortunately, ‘The Truth’ suffered a retinal eye injury and was forced to withdraw from this contest.

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As a result, Pacquiao faced Ugas on August 21. He was confident about a comeback win, but his game plan wasn’t stern enough to get him over the line.

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Should Manny Pacquiao continue his boxing run?

Pacquiao, after his loss to the Cuban boxer, didn’t reveal whether he’d sign off from the sport. He seemed devastated by that loss and it was clear he wanted to get his win back.

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However, age is a vital factor for him now, and he should definitely consider his future in the ring. Also, as he has tons of social and political activities to do outside the fight business, it’d be intriguing to see which role he takes up.

What do you draw off ‘Pacman’s above comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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