Wednesday March 2nd, 2016

Manny Pacquiao says he would be honored to represent the Philippines at the Rio Olympics, according to the Agence France-Presse.

“It would be my honor to represent the country in the Olympics,” Pacquiao told AFP. “If I would be asked to represent boxing, why not? I would do everything for my country.” 

The 37-year-old is currently training for an April 9 fight against American Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, which will be the final fight of his career.

Qualifying for August’s Olympic games has already begun, though Pacquiao will still have an opportunity to make it to Rio according to Wu Ching-Kuo, president of the International Boxing Association.

Pacquiao has never competed in the Olympics.

– Kenny Ducey

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