Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    View Today
    Tue, Dec 7

    Pacquiao returns to Manila facing major decisions in boxing, political career

    Aug 29, 2021
    PHOTO: Jhay Otamias

    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.

    Pacquiao a presidential bet?

    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.

    Manny Pacquiao
    Manny Pacquiao


    Continue reading below ↓
    Continue reading below ↓
    Recommended Videos

    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.

    SEE ALSO
    SEE ALSO

    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.

    MORE FROM SPIN
    MORE FROM SPIN

      We are now on Quento! Download the app to enjoy more articles and videos from SPIN.ph and other Summit Media websites.

      Read Next
      Sorry, no results found for
      PHOTO: Jhay Otamias
    • POLL

      • Quiz

        Quiz Result