Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, 42, has he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Mr Pacquiao has as a senator of the Philippines since 2016. He said he wants to run for president because the Filipino people a new government. He his career in boxing has him in politics and would him the skills he to be a good president. He said in a speech: "I'm a fighter, and I will always a fighter inside and outside the ring." He added: "We need government to our people." Other sporting heroes have leaders of their country, like Pakistan's cricketing hero Imran Khan and Liberia's soccer icon George Weah.
Emmanuel Pacquiao one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. He is the only boxer in history to world champion at eight different levels and won twelve major world titles. He is the only boxer to world championships across four decades, from the 1990s to the 2020s. In 2019, he the oldest welterweight world champion ever at the age of 40. Pacquiao has other successes outside of his boxing and political careers. He the head coach and a player for a Philippine Basketball Association team. He has also in movies, TV shows, and as a singer, has best-selling albums and songs. He also a preacher, philanthropist and YouTube personality.