LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – Manny Pacquiao has filed notice with the World Boxing Council of his intent to cancel his title fight with Errol Spence scheduled next month in Las Vegas.
The boxer-turned-Senator made this announcement hours after he was ‘ousted’ president of his own political party, PDP-Laban. Pacquiao is in the U.S. as part of his training and preparations for the boxing match.
Pacquiao has booked his return flight to Manila on Philippine Airlines.
In a statement, Pacquiao says he intends to take back the position he was stripped of, calling the move by his colleagues a “coup.”
The Senator has been in hot water lately for his statements and criticism of Rodrigo Duterte, accusing the Administration of corruption worse than previous presidencies.
Pacquiao has made known his intention to run for President in his country’s 2022 national elections.
”The fight for the Presidency is greater and more important than any of my fights in the ring,” the Senator said.