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Boxing great Pacquiao retires, eyes presidency

Philippine boxing legend and 2022 presidential hopeful Manny Pacquiao said yesterday that he is hanging up his gloves after a glittering decades-long career in the ring.

The eight-division world champion and senator, who has his sights set on a high-stakes rumble to replace President Rodrigo Duterte, said quitting the sport that had lifted him out of poverty was the "hardest decision" of his life.

"It is difficult for me to accept that my time for me as a boxer is over," Pacquiao, 42, said in a video message on Twitter that quickly went viral.

Considered one of the best boxers of all time, he ends his career with a 62-8 win-loss record and two draws. - AFP