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Manny Pacquiao set to win Senate seat in Philippines

Manny Pacquiao is about to officially be a Senator in the Philippines.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

With nearly all votes counted as of Tuesday night following Monday's election, Manny Pacquiao is poised to officially win a Senate seat in the Philippines, where the top 12 vote-getters in the plurality-at-large system are awarded seats. As of 10:57 pm on Tuesday night, Pacquiao sits comfortably in seventh place, according to the latest available numbers.

Pacquiao, 37, has served as a Congressman in the Philippines since 2010, and was expected to gain a Senate seat in this election. He kinda-sorta announced retirement following his April 9 win in Las Vegas over Timothy Bradley Jr, but has left the door open to return, saying that he's not sure yet how he'll enjoy life away from the ring long term.

Potential fights have been discussed since his last bout, including a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather, or a fight with Canelo Alvarez, both of which would be major money makers. Pacquiao has been notoriously generous with the money earned in his boxing career, using a substantial amount of it to give back to the people in his home country.

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