Manny Pacquiao Officially Announces Retirement From Boxing

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - JULY 15, 2018 : Philippines' Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship at Axita Arena.

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Manny Pacquiao is hanging up his gloves.

The eight-division world champion and Philippines senator officially announced his retirement from boxing in a video posted to his Facebook page. Throughout his illustrious 26-year career, the 42-year-old compiled a record of 62-8-2 (39 KOs).

“I would like to thank the whole world, especially the Filipino people, for supporting Manny Pacquiao. Goodbye boxing,” Pacquiao said. “It is difficult for me to accept that my time as a boxer is over. Today I am announcing my retirement… Thank you for changing my life, when my family was desperate, you gave us hope, you gave me the chance to fight my way out of poverty.

“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.”

In his most recent appearance, Pacquiao suffered a unanimous decision loss to Cuban boxer Yordenis Ugas on August 21. But his legacy will remain as one of the best boxers of all time.

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