Twitter Reacts With ‘No’ to Manny Pacquiao as the President of Philippines

Published 12/05/2020, 6:49 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Manny Pacquiao celebrates his split-decision victory over Keith Thurman in their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao, the Senator of the Philippines and the only octuple world champion in boxing, is ready to embrace new heights at the age of 41.

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While Pacquiao’s much-anticipated boxing return has grabbed headlines for a brief period, it is his political role that restricts him in the spot with some new angles to it.

Several reports suggest that Pac-Man might run to become the President of his country. It is no surprise, as the Senator has already been noted for his noble work. He is also billed as a messiah for the common man who has done incredible things inside and outside the boxing ring.

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However, not everyone had expected him to run for the Presidential campaign. The news has brought umpteen negative reactions for ‘Pac-Man’.

Not only that, but social media users have also mocked Pacquiao for trying to don a new cap in his already glittering career.

A New chapter for Manny Pacquiao

Presiding over an entire nation calls for the person in charge to undertake several responsibilities; many consider that ‘Pac-Man’ isn’t the right person to do so.

Following the news break, Twitter has exploded with negative reactions. Here’s a look at some of them.

Amid all this, Pacquiao’s boxing return is still at a halt. After two back-to-back wins against Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman in 2019, ‘Pac-Man hasn’t fought this year.

Even though he raised eyebrows by desiring to lock horns against Terence Crawford, the fight is still far from reality. If the 41-year-old actually opts for the Presidential election, it will postpone his return to the sport.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – MAY 19: < Manny Pacquiao poses for a portrait during a training session at the Elorde boxing Gym on May 19, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Pacquiao has nothing left to prove. But, a lot of fans still want him to accept a few more fights before calling it a day. A cross-promotion match against UFC star Conor McGregor is also a possibility. So, there are many reasons that can hold the octuple champion’s position in the headlines.

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What do you think? Will Pacquiao become run for the President of the Philippines or is it his time to return to the squared circle?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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