Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has announced his retirement from the sport.
The eight weight division boxer who held 12 world championships across four decades, took twitter on Tuesday to make the announcement, thanking his fans for their support over the years.
“To the greatest fans and the greatest sport in the world, thank you,” Pacquiao wrote. “Thank you for all the wonderful memories. This is the hardest decision I’ve ever made, but I’m at peace with it. Chase your dreams, work hard, and watch what happens. Good bye boxing.”
His final fight was a defeat by Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas last month. The 42-year-old made his contribution to the Cayman Islands back in January of 2017, which saw the Philipino legend break ground for the first phase of a large-scale redevelopment at the Haig Bodden Field.
Then he attended a sold out fight night at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, where many Caymanian amateur fighters took advantage of the spotlight.
Pacquiao has announced his intentions is to run for president in his home country’s 2022 elections.