Pacquiao makes colonel of Philippines army
 
, Posted on 07-Dec-2017


Pacquiao makes colonel of Philippines army

ManilaBoxing legend Manny Pacquiao has been made a Colonel in the Filipino army.

The Philippines’ eight-division world champion has completed his Commandant’s paper and accepted a military promotion.

Pacman – who is currently serving as Senator of the Philippines – revealed the news on his social media accounts.

The ring icon will dedicate his life full-time to politics once he finally retires from the brutal career he has carved out.

And his promoter – the famed Bob Arum – insists a nuch-hyped fight with boxing novice Conor McGregor would be another one-sided defeat for the UFC icon.

Arum said: “If we equate boxing with fighting – because I’m not talking about his ability as an MMA participant because he has been very good with that – Conor McGregor can’t spell fight.

“Mayweather carried him before he took him out. With Manny, it wouldn’t be a contest, it would be a money grab. Conor McGregor is not a boxer and does not know how to box.

“His stance is a stance of an MMA fighter who has to protect against kicks and take-downs. He is not competitive with any fighter, no matter how old that fighter is.

“He doesn’t know how to spell fight. He’s a great, great MMA artist. This is no knock on him.

“He’s a great attraction. But he cannot spell fight.

“The answer is no, I wouldn’t particularly look forward to doing a fight featuring McGregor and Pacquiao.” 

thesun.co.uk


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