Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was saddened by Manny Pacquiao's decision to retire from boxing.

A few days ago, the 42-year-old Pacquiao announced his retirement from the sport.

The eight division world champion is pursuing his blossoming career in politics. He officially entered the 2022 Presidential race in the Philippines.

Pacquiao snapped a two-year layoff back in August, when he lost a twelve round unanimous decision to WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas, who accepted the fight on late notice after WBC/IBF champion Errol Spence withdrew with an eye injury.

Canelo, regarded by most experts as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, felt the time was right for Pacquiao to retire.

"It's sad, but it was about time. He did a lot of things for boxing, he is a great fighter, a legend," Canelo told Little Giant Boxing.

After suffering the loss to Ugas, Pacquiao teased the possibility of exercising an immediate rematch clause.

During the fight, the Filipino senator was a shadow of the boxer who defeated Keith Thurman in July of 2019.

In the end, Pacquiao felt it was smarter decision to walk away for good.

"As I hang up my boxing gloves, I would like to thank the whole world, especially the Filipino people for supporting Manny Pacquiao. Goodbye boxing," Pacquiao stated in a 14-minute retirement video. "It is difficult for me to accept that my time as a boxer is over. Today I am announcing my retirement.

"Thank you for changing my life, when my family was desperate, you gave us hope, you gave me the chance to fight my way out of poverty. Because of you, I was able to inspire people all over the world. Because of you I have been given the courage to change more lives.

"I will never forget what I have done and accomplished in my life that I can’t imagine. I just heard the final bell. I never thought this day would come as I hang up my boxing gloves.”