VIDEO: Manny Pacquiao Teases Massive Political Announcement, Requests Fans to Tune Into His Post-Fight Interview

Published 08/03/2021, 9:54 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Apart from boxing, Manny Pacquiao often finds himself in headlines for his active political role as the Senator of the Philippines. Starting from his tenure in 2016, ‘Pac-Man’ has been associated with several social welfare tasks, and the latest came with his active initiative in aiding his countrymen during the covid-19 wreckage.

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However, he might have made the biggest decision of his political career yet, which he intends to announce after facing Errol Spence Jr. on August 21. During his chat with Australian YouTuber Super Car Blondie, the 8-division champion shed opinion on running for the President of Philipines and thrilled several people with his exciting response.

Manny Pacquiao said, “Oh that’s a tricky question, I will answer that after the fight.

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“I am just considering it and planning for that. After this fight one at a time, like I said. Right now my focus is hundred percent on the fight.”

Following a hiatus of over two years from the boxing ring, Manny Pacquiao will return against the undefeated Errol Spence Jr. to challenge for the American star’s WBC, IBF welterweight titles along with the vacant Ring title on the line. That said, this might be the last professional fight for 42-year-old Pacquiao.

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He became the oldest man to grab the welterweight world title in 2019 by beating Keith Thurman. Now, Pacquiao can break his own record by becoming the first man to beat Spence Jr. in the pro-circuit. Meanwhile, the fight’s aftermath will hold sheer importance for his fans all over the world.

Manny Pacquiao and his life after boxing

Pacquiao, the only boxer to hold titles in eight weight classes, has achieved it all in boxing. He has competed across four different decades, beginning the ride in 1995. Pacquiao fought and won 9 bouts in the same year, starting his career on a high note.

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As we stand in 2021 now, the Filipino legend has an alarming resume of 62 wins, in which 39 has come via stoppage. However, Pacquiao has 7 losses and 2 draws, which doesn’t put any dent in his stellar record. So, he no longer needs to compete for legacy or money. Hence, the Senator of the Philippines may seem to focus more on his political career after calling it a day in boxing.

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What do you make of Manny Pacquiao’s recent statements? Let us know in the comments.

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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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