Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will run for president in 2022. He has been a Philippines senator since 2016. He said the Philippines needs a new government. He thinks his boxing career will give him the skills he needs to be president. Pacquiao said: "I will always be a fighter, inside and outside the ring." Other sporting heroes have become leaders of their country, like Pakistan's cricket hero Imran Khan and Liberia's soccer star George Weah.
Pacquiao is one of the best boxers of all time. He is the only boxer to be world champion at eight different weights. He won twelve world titles across four decades. Pacquiao has been successful outside of boxing. He was head coach and a player for a Philippine basketball team. He has also starred in movies, presented TV shows, and released best-selling songs. He is also a preacher and YouTube personality.