Manny Pacquiao continues his journey in the world of boxing but this time he won’t be inside the ring.
According to Nikkei, the senator and decorated Filipino boxer will open a boxing gym in Tokyo’s trendy district of Harajuku. The gym will be manage will be managed by a longtime acquaintance, Japanese businessman Yoshihiro Agata, under a licensing deal. The gym will cater mostly to amateur boxers and boxing enthusiasts, and not professional boxers. Hence, it will not be affiliated with the Japan Pro Boxing Association.
As Pacquaio continues his boxing journey with the opening of this gym, he said, “I can share my knowledge about boxing and my talents. I can teach them.”
The announcement was made via news conference in Japan. Pacquiao shared his boxing secrets to all those in attendance. Superflyweight boxer Naoya Inoue was one of those who attended the event. He won a bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012.
Pacquaio has said before that he is already saying goodbye to boxing. However, earlier in November, he got back on the ring to reclaimed the World Boxing Organization’s welterweight title from American boxer Jessie Vargas. The fight was held in Las Vegas.
Apparently, Pacquaio still has another fight coming up happening between April and May 2017, but details about it are not yet available.
What do you think of a Pacquaio boxing gym in Japan?