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Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, 42, has said he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Mr Pacquiao has [served / saved] as a senator of the Philippines since 2016. He said he wants to run for president because the Filipino people need [anew / a new] government. He believes his career [on / in] boxing has helped him in politics and would give him the [skillful / skills] he needs to be a [good / well] president. He said in a [speech / speak] : "I'm a fighter, and I will always be a [fight / fighter] inside and outside the ring." He added: "We need government to serve [your / our] people." Other sporting heroes have become [leaders / leadership] of their country, like Pakistan's cricketing hero Imran Khan and Liberia's soccer [icon / iconic] George Weah.

Emmanuel Pacquiao is [one / once] of the greatest professional boxers of all time. He is [the / an] only boxer in history to be world champion [to / at] eight different levels and won twelve major world [title / titles] . He is the only boxer to hold world championships [across / above] four decades, from the 1990s to the 2020s. In 2019, he became the oldest welterweight world champion ever [on / at] the age of 40. Pacquiao has had other successes outside of his boxing and political [carers / careers] . He was the head coach and a player for a Philippine Basketball Association team. He has also [starred / stared] in movies, presented TV shows, and as a singer, [has / have] released best-selling albums and songs. He is also a preacher, philanthropist and YouTube [personality / person] .

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