- Manny Pacquiao aims to accomplish another feat by becoming the first senator to be world boxing champion
- Gunning for a historic feat, he said is determined to hit his goal to bring pride to the country
- He said he will not let the opportunity get wasted especially with honor and history at stake
After being dubbed as the only boxer to win world titles in eight divisions, Manny Pacquiao is keen to write history by becoming the first senator to be world boxing champion.
This is the goal that Pacquiao is aiming when he climbs the ring on November 5 to challenge Jessie Vargas for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown, an article published by Buzz Flicker mentioned.
Gunning for a historic feat, the 37-year-old Filipino boxing champ is determined to hit his goal which he noted as a big accomplishment not just for himself but for his country, as well.
“I want to be the first senator to become world champion,” he was quoted saying.
In April, Pacquiao announced his retirement from boxing following his 12-round unanimous decision win over Tim Bradley. He then proceeded to seek a Senate seat during the last national polls and ended victorious.
However, his absence from the boxing world left a spot in his heart to rekindle his passion. Thus, he decided to return to the ring and return to his one great love which he had been doing for the last two decades.
“I came back because I felt lonely, not training with my friends. I felt empty and I realized that I could still train and work, so that’s why I decided to fight again,” he disclosed.
Pacquiao will be fighting against a younger opponent but noted that he will not let the opportunity get wasted especially with honor and history at stake.
“I am fighting for history. Winning world title in eight divisions is not easy. I am so blessed to be part of boxing history by winning them. That is not me boasting. I am just happy to be a part of the history of boxing,” the Filipino boxing legend said.
Pacquiao’s boxing career started in 1995 with a record of 58 wins and six losses, including 38 by knockouts.
Despite his age, he stressed: “I will continue to keep fighting as long as I love boxing, and boxing still loves me. I do not feel old. I feel like I am still 27.”