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Pacquiao exploring options to box at Paris Olympics for Philippines


Manny Pacquiao exploring options to box at 2024 Paris Olympics for Philippines, with gold medal on his mind

Philippines Olympic chief says the Filipino boxing icon’s camp reached out saying he wants to fight in Paris at age of 45Former eight-division world champion is too old to qualify through Hangzhou Asian Games, however – but has other routesParis Olympics 2024Nicolas AtkinPublished: 5:11pm, 30 Aug, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Manny Pacquiao hopes to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympics – and end his boxing career once and for all by winning a gold medal for the Philippines at the age of 45.

Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham Tolentino confirmed the former eight-division world champion’s plan in a statement.

Tolentino said he is now exploring qualification options with the boxing icon’s team but admitted the Asian Games in Hangzhou is not an option.

The 19th Asiad, which will take place from September 23 to October 8, will also serve as an Olympic qualifier, but has an age limit of 40 in all competitions.

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