Manny Pacquiao has officially retired from the sport of boxing, and that wraps up a historic career where he made millions of dollars and entertained fans for years.

Pacquiao announced on Wednesday night that he is retiring from boxing at the age of 42. He will focus on politics as he is running for President of the Philippines. The legendary now former-boxer logged onto Twitter to let fans know that he is hanging up his gloves, but he thanked fans for all of the incredible memories.

To the greatest fans and the greatest sport in the world, thank you! 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.

Manny Pacquiao is retiring with a 62-8-2 record in the ring. His last fight was against Yordenis Ugas on August 21st, a bout which the legendary boxer lost. He was supposed to face Errol Spence Jr., but Spence had to pull out of the fight. Sadly, that bout is not happening now.

Pacquiao will focus now on his next chapter in life. You can watch a video he posted to say goodbye to boxing below.

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