(The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s official. Manny Pacquiao has backed out of his upcoming boxing match with reigning WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas earlier scheduled for November 5 in Las Vegas.
The championship fight would have signaled Pacquiao’s return to the ring after he had announced his retirement to focus on his new career as an elected Philippine senator.
But since assuming his office as a legislator, Pacquiao has been enjoying the sessions, committee hearings, and his privilege speeches at the Senate. “I’m loving the limelight, and being behind the podium and the microphone,” he said.
As a former congressman, Pacquiao was criticized for being the top absentee member of the lower house. Filipinos doubted he could deliver on his promise to have a perfect attendance as senator.
So far, other than missing the orientation for neophyte senators, Pacquiao has had a 100% attendance so far.
Change has indeed come!