Rags to Riches: Boxing Great Pacquiao Announces Retirement

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is officially hanging up his gloves.

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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2021, file photo, Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, receives a punch from Yordenis Ugas, of Cuba, in a welterweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. Boxing legend Pacquiao is officially hanging up his gloves. The eight-division world champion and Philippines senator on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, announced his retirement from the ring, (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is officially hanging up his gloves. The eight-division world champion and Philippine senator on Wednesday announced his retirement from the ring. “I would like to thank the whole world, especially the Filipino people, for supporting Manny Pacquiao. Goodbye boxing,” the 42-year-old said in a video posted on his Facebook page. “It is difficult for me to accept that my time as a boxer is over. Today I…

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