LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles, Las Vegas Bureau) – Win or lose, Filipino boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao will retire again after this Saturday’s fight against American Jessie Vargas for the welterweight title.
Pacquiao, who is ten years older than Vargas, announced his retirement shortly after his unanimous decision victory over Timothy Bradley just in April of this year. He came out of retirement to fight Vargas.
When asked by The Adobo Chronicles why he has decided to retire again after Saturday, Pacquiao said that since becoming a Philippine senator, he has found his new calling to serve the Filipino people.
“I’m enjoying my work as a senator,” he said, “questioning witnesses at Senate hearings, delivering privilege speeches, ousting fellow senators from committee chairmanship, and occasionally preaching about God and religion right inside the Senate chambers. He has also formed an intimate group of senators and staff for regular bible studies.
“I may have been the number one absentee congressman, but now as a senator, it is my intention to have an almost perfect, if not perfect attendance. I cannot do that if I continue with my boxing career.”
How long will Pacquiao stay in retirement this time around? Only time will tell.