Pacquiao back in the Philippines
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 14, 2016 04:36 PM
Filipino boxer and Congressman Manny Pacquiao poses with his family upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Pacquiao beat American Timothy Bradley during their WBO welterweight title boxing match in Las Vegas. He is running for the senate in the elections next month. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao returned to the Philippines on Thursday morning with his family and the rest of Team Pacquiao after his unanimous decision victory over American Timothy Bradley Jr. in their WBO welterweight bout last Saturday in Las Vegas, in what was likely the final bout of his career.
"My family has waited for my retirement," said Pacquiao. "So I think they're happy with my decision."
Pacquiao then rode on a float and went on a motorcade around the metro, going from Makati to Quezon City.
Despite the sweltering heat, fans came out to greet the People's Champ. He is expected to go on another motorcade this afternoon around the Araneta Center.
Pacquiao is expected to fly back to his hometown of General Santos City on Friday.
Last Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Pacquiao knocked down Bradley twice en route to a unanimous decision win, with all three judges scoring the fight, 116-110, in favor of the Filipino champion.