Filipino boxing champion and Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao will run for president, promoter Bob Arum said.
A report from TMZ Sports quoted Arum as saying Pacquiao would run as Philippine president in the future.
“He’s gonna be a president. He’s gonna run for Senate in the Philippines in 2016 … and then in 2022 or maybe later, he’ll run for president of the Philippines,” Arum was quoted as saying in the report.
In 2010, then 32-year-old Pacquiao won a congressional seat in the province of Saranggani in Mindanao.
By the 2022 national elections, Pacquiao will be 43 years old, above the 40-year-old age requirement to qualify as candidate for the presidency.
The Filipino boxing icon on May 2 will face undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the boxing match dubbed as “Fight of the Century.”
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