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#BeforePacquiaoRetires: 10 Other Athletic Feats We'd Like Our Pambansang Kamao To Do

Manny Pacquiao plans to depart from boxing in two years. Here are ten things we want him to accomplish before The End...
by Gelo Gonzales | Jul 31, 2014
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That Manny Pacquiao will soon depart from the sport that made him a global icon and national hero wasn't ever a huge secret.

But yesterday, Pacquiao put a specific date on the expiration of his boxing career: 2016, or just before the next national elections.

In a report by ABS-CBN, the 35-year-old boxer-politician-soon-to-be-PBA-playing-coach confirmed plans to officially retire in 2016, in order to run for the Senate. One Manny quote from the said report goes: “There’s a big possibility that I will run for Senate. UNA has asked me to join its slate, and I’m grateful for that.”

Pacquiao is said to have four fights left in his contract, with a tussle against unbeaten American Chris Algieri in November being the soonest.

Once those four fights are up, we'll definitely miss the athletic tornado that was Pacquiao. We do have a little wishlist before The End happens though. Given Pacquiao's penchant to do PRACTICALLY ANYTHING, below we've prepared a little bucket list for the Super Saranganian #BeforePacquiaoRetires...

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1)   Become a Parkour phenom

2)   Rule the pound-for-pound arm wrestling rankings

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3)   Become the first pure Pinoy WWE champ

4)   Participate in the world's strong-man competition (and carry cute pigs like these)

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NEXT: Tae Bo Manny!

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