Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Sunday urged boxing fans and observers to not beat his colleague and pal, Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao into retiring from the boxing ring.
“Wag tayo makialam sa boxing career decisions ni Sen. Manny (Pacquiao). Sya lang may alam sa katawan nya, hence, we let him decide,” Pimentel stated in a textual content message to reporters.
Pimentel made the decision following Pacquiao’s defeat to Jeff Horn throughout the so-called Battle of Brisbane bout the place he misplaced his WBO welterweight world title.
Some fans are sayinfg that it was higher for the 38-year-old senator-boxer to simply focus on being a lawmaker and provides up his boxing gloves for good.
Pacquiao is a celebration mate of Pimentel in PDP-Laban. Pacquiao ran beneath the ticket of former vp Jojo Binay however joined the administration get together shortly after profitable the senatorial elections final yr.
As a celebration mate and colleague within the Senate, Pimentel stated Pacquiao is “forever my hero and idol.”