BRISBANE, Australia (Exclusive to The Adobo Chronicles) – Once a boxer, always a boxer.
Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao told The Adobo Chronicles that he has made a very difficult decision to quit his seat as an elected senator of the Philippines.
Pacquiao made the decision on the eve of his WBO World Welterweight title fight against Australian Jeff Horn.
“I really miss boxing,” he said, “and the smart and wonderful people associated with the boxing sport.”
“In the senate, my colleagues there are nothing but self-centered, dumb-*sses who are more concerned about their image and political career rather than the welfare of the Filipino people who put them in office.”
“Since I joined the senate, no significant legislation has been put forward to help with the plight of my countrymen. It seems the senators are more interested in conducting hearing after hearing even on the minutest of issues. I’m fed up!”
The boxer-turned-politician added that he would be of better service to the Filipino people if he remained in the ring. “I can better bring honor to my country by being a champion boxer,” he said.
The Pacquiao-Horn boxing match is being billed the “Battle of Brisbane,” and will be held on Sunday morning, Philippine time, at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.