MANNY Pacquiao returns to the country early on Monday morning from the US facing questions begging for answers.
A throng of supporters sent off the boxing legend and his family at the Los Angeles International Airport for his midnight flight to Manila on Saturday via Philippine Airlines Flight 103.
He arrives in the country with major decisions about his boxing career and political plans awaiting resolution.
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Exactly a week ago, the 42-year-old fighting senator absorbed a unanimous decision loss to Cuban Yordenis Ugas as he failed to wrest the WBA welterweight crown from the reigning champion.
One of boxing’s huge upsets for 2021 left a dent in Pacquiao’s political future especially amid speculations that he will be seeking the Philippine presidency in next year’s national elections.
Pacquiao said he will make an announcement on both issues by September, or about a month before the formal filing of the certificates of candidacy for all elective positions in the 2022 elections by October 1.
Despite the sorry loss to Ugas, the mood was upbeat at the Pacquiao residence in Los Angeles prior to his departure.
The eight-division world champion spent hours playing chess and later took time signing memorabilia such as boxing gloves and posters.
Several of his visitors later took photos of him outside their house before the boxing superstar finally boarded his black van that transported him and the rest of his team to the airport.