Pacquiao is also a congressman in the Philippines and he spoke at the Philippine House of Representatives last Monday. Incidentally, he also received a congressional medal of honor for the second time in his career.
Next month, Pacquiao will turn 32, and during his press conference, the question regarding his retirement was raised.
According to Pacquiao, “Not too long from now… But I don’t want to go beyond 35.”
His recent feat was a rather lopsided victory against Margarito in a match that was held in Arlington, Texas on November 13. So far, he is known to be the only boxer in the history of the sport to hold eight championship belts in eight varying divisions.
His next possible fight may be against Juan Manuel Marquez, again, although he believes this would no longer be exciting for the fans to watch.
Pacquiao said, “I think people are not so interested… because if I were a boxing fan, I would not watch Pacquiao vs. Marquez.”
After the recent Philippine elections, Pacquiao was elected as a representative of the southern Sarangani province. He has surprised even the worst of his detractors by showing his dedication to his new job as seriously as he focuses on boxing.