The Best Social Media Tributes to Manny Pacquiao's Retirement From Boxing
It's the end of an era. Manny Pacquiao, who last fought Yordenis Ugas of Cuba in a faceoff late last month, is officially stepping away from the ring. "It is difficult for me to accept that my time as a boxer is over. Today, I am announcing my retirement," he said in a Facebook video announcing the momentous step."
He added, "As I hang up my boxing gloves, I would like to thank the whole world especially the Filipino people, for supporting Manny Pacquiao. Because of you, I was able to inspire people all over the world. Because of you, I have been given the courage to change more lives."
Pacquiao will now transfer all his fighting energies to the political arena, where he will be contending for the position of president of the Philippines in the 2022 elections. On Twitter, tributes poured in saluting the 42-year-old boxer’s legendary career, which spanned 72 fights and 62 victories.