Arum sees Pacquiao retiring in 2016, running for president
Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum said his prized fighter is eyeing the presidency after he retires from boxing.
Talking to TMZ, the Top Rank CEO said Pacquiao would retire in 2016 to become the President of the Philippines.
“He’s gonna fight again next year but his goal is to become a senator in the Philippines, which he will be next year, and then to be president,” Arum said.
Pacquiao, who is only 36-years-old, is still ineligible to run for the Philippines’ highest political seat but a Senate stint is attainable as the Philippine Constitution only requires 35 years as the minimum age.
“I think Manny will retire once he’s elected to the Senate of the Philippines which is next year … he’s gonna hang up the gloves.”
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