Locsin on Pacquiao victory: I’ll slap anyone who suggests he retires | Inquirer Sports

Locsin on Pacquiao victory: I’ll slap anyone who suggests he retires

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 03:42 PM January 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. threatened to slap those who would again suggest that “eternal hero” Manny Pacquiao should retire from boxing.

“I told you. The eternal hero. The purest example of the pure fighter. I will slap anyone who suggests again he retired,” Locsin said in a Twitter post on Sunday.


“Fighter never retire; fighting is their oxygen; they accept even permanent damage & blistering defeat as badges of honor. Fight, Manny, for country,” Locsin added.

The statement of Locsin was issued moments after Pacquiao’s 61st boxing career win over American Adrien Broner at MGM Grand Las Vegas.

Pacquiao retained his WBA World welterweight title after garnering a unanimous decision with scores of 117-111, 116-112, and 116-112.

READ: Still the champ: Manny Pacquiao keeps welterweight title, outpoints Adrien Broner

He also said that Pacquiao has the “purest of the finest qualities” of the Filipino race.

“Dear Lord, thank you for giving our race its one and only champion in the field of honor. Thank you, Lord,” he said in another Twitter post.


“He is the purest of the finest qualities of our race and of humankind: courage, compassion, humility and flat out greatness,” he added.

In a separate Twitter post, Locsin said that “nobody has given so much honor to our country” compared to what the boxing champ has given.

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