Manny Pacquiao likely to fight four more times, retire in 2016

Manny PacquiaoManny Pacquiao seems to have his exit strategy from the sport of boxing well planned.

Pacquiao, who turns 36 in December, will likely fight four more times and retire in 2016 in time to run for senator in the Philippines.

Pac-Man is currently a congressman in his home country and plans to run for higher office in the 2016 elections under the United Nations Alliance.

“There’s a big possibility that I will run for Senate. UNA has asked me to join its slate, and I’m grateful for that,” Pac-Man said in an interview with ABS-CBNNews.

Pacquiao has a November fight scheduled with Chris Algieri, which will mark his second fight of the year. He has fought twice a year since 2009 (except for in 2013 because he needed extra time to recover from his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez). That means we should expect him to fight twice in 2015 and then probably once in 2016 before he retires to focus on running for office.

We knew Pac-Man’s career in boxing was winding down while his career in politics was emerging, so this is no surprise. It might even be a surprise that he continues to fight, but he has looked really good in his last two wins, and that’s not to mention that we all know he can use the money. Pacquiao has a large entourage he pays for, is very generous with giving money to charities and friends and family, and he has had major tax problems.

Pacquiao won his last two fights handily and we expect him to finish his career strongly; he has not slowed down.

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  • Oswald Cobblepott

    Too bad Floyd’s too dumb to sign a two fight deal that would earn him 200+million and boxing it’s biggest ever event. What fool not only the money but the ability to transcend the entertainment world. Floyd’s not about money or fame dodging pacman he loses out on the the biggest

  • J. Rockwell

    Floyd already has the biggest PPV boxing event ever on record. He actually holds 4 of the 10 biggest PPV boxing events in history. “Transcend the entertainment world” HAHAHA Floyd is the highest paid athlete in the world!!!! (Forbes). He banked at least $25 million for each of his past nine bouts going back to 2007 when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya in the most watched fight in the history of boxing pay-per-view events.

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  • Oswald Cobblepott

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  • J. Rockwell

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  • Oswald Cobblepott

    It’s Ph.D but whatever…