Pacquiao gives up music career

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 22 2015 05:09 PM | Updated as of Jan 23 2015 01:09 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, who is known for his penchant for singing, no longer wants to pursue a career in music.

In an interview with the TMZ staff, the eight-division champion, pastor and playing coach said he has nothing more to do as far as singing is concerned.

“My first album in the Philippines is platinum so that's good enough,” Pacquiao said, referring to his album “Laban Nating Lahat Ito” that featured the hit single, “Para Sa Yo ang Laban na ‘To.”

The boxing superstar also held concerts, usually after his victories in the ring.

But after his remake of Dan Hill's popular 1970's ballad, “Sometimes When We Touch,” Pacquiao stopped recording songs.

The boxer said he no longer sings frequently like he used to.

“I like singing, I love music,” said Pacquiao. “But I don't think music loves me.”

During the interview, Pacquiao also talked about his documentary “Manny,” which had its star-studded premier at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday night.

The event was attended by several showbiz and sports personalities including Jeremy Piven, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Chuck Liddel, Arianne Celeste, and several others.

Pacquiao said the movie was meant to give inspiration to his fans.

“[It shows] where I came from before I reached this point in life... I came from nothing to something,” he said.