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Manny Pacquiao to retire from boxing, run for senator in 2016


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Manila, Philippines - Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao has confirmed his plan to retire from boxing and run for senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in the 2016 elections.

Manny Pacquiao to retire from boxing, run for senator in 2016

“There’s a big possibility that I will run for Senate. UNA has asked me to join its slate, and I’m grateful for that,” he says in “Tapatan Ni Tunying” airing this Thursday (July 31).

Meanwhile, Pacquiao is set to defend his WBO welterweight title against younger and undefeated American fighter Christopher Mark Algieri in November this year. At 35, Manny says he is not scared of fighting against younger opponents.

After his WBO welterweight title bout, he expects to fight in four matches before officially retiring in 2016 in time for the next national elections, adding that he still hopes to face American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. Manny shares he had a phone conversation with Mayweather to iron out the details of a possible fight, but the deal still fell through.

In the interview, Manny also reveals to Anthony “Tunying” Taberna that his mother Dionisia has a boyfriend. He also shares some revelations about his personal life in the episode.

Don’t miss the explosive final installment of the month-long anniversary celebration of “Tapatan ni Tunying” (TNT) this Thursday (July 31) at 4PM on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold.

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