Originally posted on Anything Under the Sun:
Philippine Congressman and WBO welterweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is greeted by Filipino flood victims during a relief distribution at a village in Cagayan de Oro City, southern Mindanao, in December 2011.
When Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao announced recently that his next fight would be against vegan boxer Tim Bradley – disappointing fans who are holding out hope for a Pacquiao v. Floyd Mayweather Jr. showdown – he hinted he would consider retirement soon. Now, fans in his home base of the Philippines are wondering: What’s his plan if he does leave the ring for good?
The ultimate prize, at least according to some of his biggest fans: The presidency.
Already his country’s most famous lawmaker, Mr. Pacquiao was elected to the Philippines Congress in 2010, and he is widely revered in the country as more than just a boxer, but a national hero. At a press…
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