LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao ended his legendary political career with a decisive win over American Timothy Bradley in their third encounter in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 9 (Sunday, April 10 in Manila). Pacquiao won by a unanimous decision.
The 37-year-old Pacquiao, a congressman in the Philippines who is running for a senatorial seat in his country’s May elections, announced he was quitting the Senate race.
Like most people who decide to voluntarily retire from their chosen careers, Pacquiao said he wanted to quit on a high note, and quit as a winner. He didn’t want a loss in the elections to taint his victorious final bout in the ring.
We can’t blame him. It’s good for him. It’s great for the Filipino people.