Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao lost what may be his last fight as a professional. The 42-year-old former world champion lost to Cuban Yordenis Ogas on Saturday night in Las Vegas in the fight for the world welterweight belt, according to the WBA version.
After Pacquiao’s good start, the seven-year-old defending champion won round after round and unanimously won on points. The world champion jumped in just eleven days before the battle. In fact, he was supposed to face WBC and IBF World Champion Errol Spence, and the American had to pass in short order due to an eye injury.
Pacquiao announced his comeback in May, the last time he won the WBA World Championship belt against Keith Thurman in July 2019, but was stripped in January for inactivity.
Pacquiao has been a champion in seven different weight classes in his career. The loss to Ojas was Pacquiao’s tenth in the 71st fight of his career. Pacquiao did not want to reveal then if this was the last fight of his career.
“I don’t know,” said the boxer, who also worked as a politician in his homeland for years. Pacquiao has been a senator since 2016, and it is assumed that he will now announce his candidacy for the presidential election in May 2022.