Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is looking for a job he can sink his teeth into - and it's not in the ring, nor even in the country's Congress. It's the governorship of his home province in the impoverished southern Philippines.
Pacquiao, 33 years old and reckoned by many to be the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, has been preparing for a post-boxing career for a while. He has twice run for Congress, losing in 2007 and securing a seat in 2010.
But Pacquiao feels he isn't cut out for sitting around in the Philippines' legislature and is now eyeing a job where he can get out in the field and do what he describes as real work.
Enter next year's contest for the governorship of Sarangani.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Pacquiao said he feels he is better fitted to an executive role.
"Being a legislator isn't hard work, it's kind of light," he said. "But an executive position is 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I feel I'm better suited to that. I feel I...