Boxer Manny Pacquiao Will Run For Philippines President

One of the greatest boxers of all-time, Pacquiao is the only man to hold world titles in eight different divisions.
'I am accepting your nomination as candidate for president of the Republic of the Philippines." "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.
“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.”
UPDATE: Manny Pacquiao has decided to enter a different sort of ring. The boxing legend will now run for president of the Philippines.
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The Associated Press also scored it 116-112 for Ugás. Two judges scored it 116-112 for Ugás, and a third had it 115-113.
Pacquiao's announcement comes less than a month after losing a fight to Yordenis Ugas in which he was heavily favored. 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.
Manny Pacquiao, an eight-division world champion, lost to Yordenis Ugas on Saturday night by unanimous decision, with Ugas retaining his super welterweight title. EARLIER: One of the greatest boxers of all-time may have reached the end of his career.
He beat Pacquiao by unanimous decision with an impressive technical performance. 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.
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. Pacquiao has served his country as a senator of the Philippines since 2016. Pacquiao, who has been boxing for 26 years, now faces a decision. His term expires next June.
The 42-year-old Pacquiao accepted the nomination for president during the national assembly of the PDP-Laban Party.
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.
There were two big events going on at the same time, with the WWE Summer Slam also competing for customers. A massive technical glitch on Spectrum cable in at least the Los Angeles area had techs scrambling. Fans attempting to tune in to the PPV event from Las Vegas also were disheartened.
Pacquiao was the solid favorite, but struggled to get inside on Ugás’ effective jab.
At age 42, it was a disheartening loss for Pacquiao, who was the heavy favorite.
“Let me rest first before my family and I make a decision,” Pacquiao said.
“We only had two weeks of training, but I listened to my corner and it all worked out.” “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.

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