Manny Pacquiao is boxing and boxing is Manny Pacquiao. I am not a boxing fan nor will I ever be near as a boxing analyst but I know how to spot a great fighter.
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has been dubbed for a lot of great reasons. His victories have led him to become a legend in the sport, a pound for pound boxer, a champion of the world. For most Filipinos, he’s even considered as a famous hero as his victories were the country’s own as well. Every punch he made and took was for the Philippines. His nationalism, hard work and passion has brought where he is today. And even though where he was before was a long time ago, his roots were the very reason why his victories were twice as sweet.
Not Your Ordinary Fighter
Boxing is not a sport for the faint of heart. The sport holds more than the punches that are being thrown. It is a growing culture between fighters that eventually becomes their life. The passion that’s being shown is bluntly amazing. Boxing is definitely more than a fight inside the ring.
For Manny Pacquiao, boxing to him started out as his source of living. He didn’t treat it as a pastime or a form of exercise. What’s more interesting was he had no idea what was in store for him with this sport. Apparently, all he wanted at the time was to bring food to the table and help his mother with all the hardships of life that are thrown at them.
At a young age, he needed to support his family because of poverty so he started training for boxing at fourteen so that he could join bouts and hopefully bring home the prize.
Today, Pacquiao hails with 60 fights where 54 of it are his wins with 38 knockouts, 4 losses and 2 draws. He is the first eight-division world champion who won six world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes.
After what he has done in the history of boxing, Manny Pacquiao is considered one of the biggest names of all time. He was even compared to boxing legends Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield- they were the best fighters of their generation.
Moreover, Pacquiao’s story of perseverance has made him an inspiration for the others. He indeed was a famous hero in the Philippines. His story was a proof of making it out there as you take risks, work hard and amidst of it all, stay humble. To uplift a nation and honor your country’s name in front of the whole world, is a true act of heroism.
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