Boxing News 2014: Pacquiao Focused on Bradley Rematch, Not as Part of PH Senate Slate
By Rachelle Corpuz | March 10, 2014 11:24 PM EST
Forget about politics. Focus on rematch. What Manny Pacquiao is only thinking right now is his rematch with Timothy Bradley and nothing else.
On March 7, a local newspaper reported Jejomar Binay, the incumbent vice president of the Philippines, will include Pacquiao in his senatorial slate. Binay will run in the 2016 presidential elections.
Manny Pacquiao will face Tim Bradley on April 12
He said he had previously talked to the Filipino boxer into running as a senator during the 2013 elections. But the eight-division world champion wasn't fit to run then. In December 2013, Pacquiao turned 35 making him eligible to run for senator in a couple of years.
"Yes, we will include him in the slate," Binay cited when reporters asked him if Pacquiao will run under his opposition party.
"We have been in talks for a long time, even before the 2013 elections."
Pacquiao told ABS-CBN News that he has not made a decision yet, whether he will run for senator in 2016. According to the Filipino boxer congressman, there wouldn't be any problems if ever he comes to a decision of running because he is in the same political party as Binay's.
Pacquiao's Political Career
Pacquiao began his political career in 2007. He was only 28 then. He ran for a seat in the Philippine House of Representatives. Unfortunately, he didn't win. In 2010, Pacquiao ran again for a seat in the Congress where he scored a landslide victory over his political opponent. Three more years later, he ran again unopposed for his second term as congressman.
Despite occupying a political position, Pacquiao continued to fight. When he began his term for public office, the Filipino boxer fought seven times and his rematch with Bradley will be number eight.
Forget Politics, Focus on Rematch
Pacquiao said he will cross the bridge when he gets there. As stated earlier, Pacquiao is not yet decided what actions to take as far as his next political bid is concerned. He is going to delay worrying about it because his main focus now is his rematch with Bradley, Inquirer Sports reported.
The newspaper had a chance to talk to Michael Koncz, Pacquiao's financial adviser. He said Pacquiao is currently busy with his training.
"He is very much focused on his fight against Bradley," Koncz stressed.
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