World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has set his focus to run for Philippine in the coming general elections.
The Senator, who was nominated by his party PDP-Laban, will be eying for presidency in the 2022 election and will be ready to succeed Rodrigo Duterte and Paquiao has not yet chosen his running mate.
For the boxing champ-turned-politician, his biggest fight yet is clinching the highest post of the land. He said he will be running on an anti-corruption platform
Before this, Pacquiao had been coy about his plans to run for president. He earlier said he has only three option run for president, run again for senator, or retire from politics.
Pacquiao is the second politician to officially confirm his intention to run for the presidency.
Another seeming contender is Senator Bong Go, who was nominated by the other faction of PDP-Laban as its presidential candidate.
The warring factions of PDP-Laban would still have to wait for the decision of the Commission on Elections for the 2022 elections.
In a Pulse Asia survey conducted in June, Pacquiao was ranked 5th among preferred presidential candidates for the 2022 elections. He was far behind top choices Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.