Manny Pacquiao goes to run for president of the Philippines in 2022, his former promoter Bob Arum has claimed.
The 41-year-old boxing legend stands as an icon in his dwelling nation and has held a place serving as a senator since 2016.
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On account of his standing because the nation’s most well-known man, many have speculated that Pacquiao would look to advance his political profession after retiring from boxing and goal the presidency.
Rodrigo Duterte is the present incumbent, with the election to determine his successor scheduled for Might 9, 2022.
Arum mentioned in a dialog with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman: “The primary president I believe we’ll get as a fighter is little Manny Pacquiao, who advised me, as soon as once more.
“I did a Zoom phone name with him, ‘Bob, I’m gonna run in 2022 and, after I win, I would like you there at my inauguration.’”
As issues stand, Pacquiao remains to be an energetic fighter and has no plans to retire as but.
The eight-weight champion conqured the world yet again final July as he dethroned Keith Thurman to assert the WBA welterweight title.
Not too long ago, Arum divulged that he’s concentrating on a unification bout between Pacquiao and Terence Crawford later this 12 months – therefore why they have been talking on a Zoom name.
Though Pacquiao is now not promoted by Arum, the pair could come collectively one final time for a serious combat earlier than Pacquiao strikes on to an election battle.
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