Manny Pacquiao plans to run for an "executive" office in the Philippines in 2013, putting Floyd Mayweather Jr. on notice that if he wants to agree to the richest fight in boxing history, he has about one year to do it, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
Pacquiao is a congressman in his native country and has plenty of free time to have an active boxing career. Winning an executive office could change that. It's similar to being a mayor or governor in the United States, Pacquiao said, and the added responsibility would make it hard to properly focus on two careers.
"I want to be an executive in 2013," Pacquiao said Tuesday. "It's hard to be an executive and do boxing."
That means if Pacquiao and Mayweather are to meet, it would have to be sometime next year.
"I don't really need that fight," Pacquiao insisted. "If it happens, good, because it's what the fans want. But I'm happy with what I've done in boxing."
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