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    Arum: Pacquiao to run for president in the near future

    Apr 14, 2015

    PACQUIAO for president?

    Boxing promoter Bob Arum said he expects the eight-division world champion to run for the highest elected post in the Philippines in the future. 

    According to TMZ Sports, the outspoken Top Rank executive feels Pacquiao, who will face Floyd Mayweather on May 2 in their much-anticipated fight in Las Vegas. 

    "He's gonna be a president," Arum said in a video outside Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood on Tuesday.

    "He's gonna run for Senate in the Philippines in 2016 ... and then in 2022 or maybe later, he'll run for President of the Philippines."

    Pacquiao is currently serving as the congressman of Sarangani after winning in the 2010 elections.

     In case the boxer decides to run, Pacquiao will be eligible in the next elections for the presidency in 2022 where he will be 44 years old. Candidates for president should be at least 40 years old. 

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