Manny Pacquiao to retire from boxing and focus on becoming president

"My boxing career is already over. It's done because I've been in boxing for a long time and my family says that it is enough."

Boxing's only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao has hinted his boxing career is over.

The Filipino, 42, tasted defeat to Yordenis Ugas in August and has been expected to call time on his illustrious career ahead of his 2022 presidential campaign in his native.

His defeat to Ugas - a late replacement for Errol Spence Jr - signalled the end and in a recent interview on Toni Talks, it appears Pacquiao has confirmed the rumours.

"My boxing career is already over. It's done because I've been in boxing for a long time and my family says that it is enough," Pacquiao said.

However, his manager and president of Manny Pacquiao - Sean Gibbons - has since suggested the boxing icon had been misquoted.

"Pacman" is known for his stunning performances in the ring, including wins over Oscar De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto.

He is now prepared for the toughest fight of his career - but outside of the ring this time - in his bid to become the Philippines' president having recently confirmed his political aspirations for next year on social media.

"I boldly accept the challenge of running as President of the Philippines.

"We need progress. We need to win against poverty. We need government to serve our people with integrity, compassion and transparency. The time is now. I am ready to rise to the challenge of leadership."

Read more: Anthony Joshua in for a tough night against 'special boxer' Usyk

Latest Boxing Videos