Boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao is set to run for president of the Philippines in 2022. It is reported by The Sun regarding promoter Bob Arum.
According to the source, Pacquiao announced his intention to run for the phone. He asked Arum to attend his inauguration in case of victory.
“The first president that I think we will get as a fighter is Pacquiao,” the promoter added.
Pacquiao is the World Boxing Association (WBA) World Champion. He spent the last fight in the summer of 2019 when he defeated the American Keith Thurman and won the title. The victory over Thurman was the 62nd in Pacquiao’s career. The Filipino lost only seven times and had two draw fights.
Pacquiao is the only one who managed to become the world champion in eight weight categories. Also, since 2010, the athlete has been a congressman, representing the Liberal Party of the Philippines.