Manny Pacquiao, only eight-division champion in boxing history, announces retirement

Manny Pacquiao announces that he will be retiring from boxing shortly after Yordenis Ugas's loss. (1:16).
Manny Pacquiao was one of the most admired boxers of all times. He announced his retirement Tuesday night, just three months shy his 43rd Birthday and one month after losing to Yordenis Urgas.

Pacquiao was the only eight-division boxing champion. He won his first title at just 108 pounds and then somehow took home a title at just 154 pounds. His 2015 fight against Floyd Mayweather broke all revenue records. He also had four thrilling fights with Juan Manuel Marquez, his greatest rival. A meteoric rise in the 2000s was highlighted by remarkable knockouts of prominent fighters regardless of their weight.

Pacquiao said, "Even myself, I'm amazed by what I have done," in the 14-minute retirement video that he shared on social media. "The only boxer who held world titles in four decades, and the oldest to win a title at world welterweight; an incredible feat.

He said, "It is hard for me to accept the fact that my time as an amateur boxer is done." "Today, today, I am announcing that my retirement. This day was not something I expected. As I put down my boxing gloves, I want to thank everyone, especially the Filipinos, for their support of Manny Pacquiao."

Pacquiao, a sitting senator from the Philippines, recently declared that he will run against Rodrigo Duterte for president in May's elections.

Pacquiao (62-2-2, 39KOs) was scheduled to fight Errol Spence Jr., unified welterweight champion, last month in a superfight. However, after his opponent sustained a detached retina, Pacman fought Ugas 11 days before the bout.

Current No. At 147 pounds, Pacquiao is ranked No. 6. Pacquiao's blistering speed and awkward angles were gone.

Pacquiao, despite all the violence in his ring, was gentle and caring beyond it. He always had a smile on the face and was a great philanthropist for the Philippines, where is he still an icon.

Pacquiao has won over Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales as well as Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito (Marquez), Ricky Hatton and Timothy Bradley. This latest victory made Pacquiao, at almost 41 years old the oldest welterweight champion. It was also the last great performance by one of the greatest to ever put on gloves.

His 2008 victory over Oscar De La Hoya was his greatest win. It was the one that made him a true superstar. Pacquiao's eighth round TKO was a brutal beating that began at the first bell. It was Pacquiao’s debut at welterweight. This was the division in which he had his greatest commercial success.

The Boxing Writers Association of America twice named Pacquaio fighter of the Year. His fourth fight with Marquez was the fight of the decade in 2012.

Pacquiao was a rare boxer who made it to the top of the talk-show circuit, and Pacquiao was one of the few. Many of his fights were viewed by more than one million viewers. The Mayweather fight sold approximately 4.6million units. This was an increase from the previous record of 2.4 million, which Mayweather set against De La Hoya.

He was able to defeat five farmers and earned millions. One of the most recognizable fighter-trainer pairs of all time is Pacquiao and Freddie Roach. This partnership was fostered at Wild Card Boxing Club, Hollywood, California.

"Goodbye boxing. Pacquiao expressed gratitude for the positive change in his life. "You gave me the opportunity to escape poverty. You helped me inspire people around the globe. You gave me the courage to make a difference in my life.

"I will never forget the things I've done and achieved in my life." It's hard to believe that I just heard the last bell.

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