Boxing great Pacquiao receives knockout blow

One for me: Pacquiao voting at a polling centre in Sarangani province. — AP

BOXING legend Manny Pacquiao quit the sport that lifted him out of poverty to rumble for the Philippines presidency, but his tough talk on drugs and crime failed to hit the mark with voters.

His bid for the top job started in typical bold style: a livestream broadcast of himself riding in a coach emblazoned with “Man of Destiny” through Manila’s morning traffic to file his candidacy.

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