Boxing world reacts to Manny Pacquiao’s retirement

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division champion, announced his retirement from boxing in a Facebook post Tuesday night.

“It is difficult for me to accept that my time as a boxer is over,” Pacquiao said. “Today, I am announcing my retirement. I never thought that this day would come. As I hang up my boxing gloves, I would like to thank the whole world, especially the Filipino people, for supporting Manny Pacquiao.”

Pacquiao (62-8-2, 39 KOs), 42, of the Philippines, won 12 major titles in his career and was lineal champion in five different divisions. He also held titles in four different decades (’90s, ’00s, ’10s and ’20s). Pacquiao, a member of the Philippine House of Representatives, recently announced he is running for president of his country in 2022.

Among his best performances, Pacquiao owns a 2-1-1 record against Juan Manuel Marquez, and he has victories over Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito, Shane Mosley, Timothy Bradley Jr., Brandon Rios and Oscar De La Hoya, among others.

Many in the boxing world, from fellow fighters to boxing insiders, shared their emotions and praised the legendary boxer for his successful and incredible career.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Dillian Whyte Wants Both Boxing, MMA Fight With Francis Ngannou: ‘I Would Bash Him’
Woman sues Tyson, says he raped her in 1990s
Rankings (Jan. 30): Beterbiev rolls on, Yarde’s stock rises in defeat, more
Overcoming Artur Beterbiev is Anthony Yarde’s toughest challenge yet, but he’s entering the ring without fear
Puerto Rican Olympian Rivera signs with Matchroom, set for Serrano-Cruz undercard

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *