Manny Pacquiao has officially retired from the sport of boxing.
“Pacman” (62-8-2, 39 KOs), 42, made the announcement late Tuesday night from his Twitter account, capping a 26 year plus career in which he won titles in eight different weight divisions.
To the greatest fans and the greatest sport in the world, thank you! Thank you for all the wonderful memories. This is the hardest decision I’ve ever made, but I’m at peace with it. Chase your dreams, work hard, and watch what happens. Good bye boxing. https://t.co/Bde4wO82sA
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) September 29, 2021
Pacquiao’s story of growing up dirt poor in the streets of the Philippines to starting as a light flyweight (105 pounds) and moving all the way up to welterweight (148 pounds) to becoming a Senator who will soon run for the country’s presidency is still hard to believe.
I love you manny pacquiao thank you for the legendary career and all the memories you inspired me forever 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) September 29, 2021
Fans will remember many of his fights including Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Oscar De La Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, and of course, Floyd Mayweather.
What you’ve accomplished will be timeless! Thank you for sharing your abilities with the world in that ring!
My friends, family and I feel very lucky to have lived through your time in the game. 💯🙏
— Karrion Kross (@WWEKarrionKross) September 29, 2021