Boxing great Manny Pacquiao hints of plans to run for president when he finally hangs up his gloves.
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In the latest celebrity update, the great Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao is harboring thoughts of running for president in his beloved homeland when he finally retires from the ring.
Manny give his strongest hint that he will push to the top of the political tree when he finally hangs up his gloves, He also admitted he had considered the presidency of the 95 million-strong nation.
When Manny asked about if he had any thought of shooting for top Job, he replied ‘Yes’.
The former world champion in eight weight divisions said that he is drawing parallels between his pugilism and politics careers.
“When I started boxing, of course I was planning, you know and thinking about getting to become a champion. So when I enter politics it’s the same thing. But, you know, It’s far away. It’s God’s will,” he said.
Prior to that, Pacquiao whose record stands at 54 wins, five losses and two draws, must concentrate on his latest bout – a post breakfast-time tear-up with US fighter Brandon Rios, kicking off at the Venetian resort-hotel in Macau at 10:00 am on November 24, 2013.
The unconventional start time is for the benefit of the lucrative US pay-per-view audience, who will be settling down to watch the fight mid-evening on Saturday, as top US promoter Bob Arum attempts to elbow his way into the China market.
Plus viewers will not be oblivious to the fact that it is probably make or break time for Pacquiao’s boxing career.
Despite his last fight ending in a disastrous knockout, when Juan Manuel Marquez caught him with a huge right hand that saw the Filipino crumple to the canvas – his second successive defeat – Pacquiao refuses to entertain the notion that he will lose a third straight bout, or retire.
On the other hand, He is 100 percent sure he would beat Rios (31-1-1), giving him one more chance to regain his credibility and potentially another shot at a world title.
“He’s OK but I can say he’s greasy fighter and he loves to fight inside, he loves to fight toe-to-toe. This is going to be a good fight—more action in the ring. Hopefully he won’t run away,” he said.
Meanwhile, the one question that has for years dogged Pacquiao – whether a dream clas with undefeated five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather will ever happen?
“I’ve stopped thinking about him because I don’t think he will fight me. I’ve been waiting four years already,” he said.