Published On: Sat, Sep 3rd, 2011

The Boxing Legend

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Every thing could happen with just a blink of an eye. We don’t know what holds our future. It is either we are unlucky or fortunate enough to say that our life has been so good or bad.

Manny Pacquiao is a well-known boxer who brought his name all over the world, giving honor and pride to his fellow Filipinos. Emmanuel Pacquiao or Manny as we all know came from a poor family. He needed to stop from school due to poverty. Manny, who resides from General Santos decided to leave his place and try his luck in Manila. He experienced living in streets for a while. At the age of 14, he was already engaged in amateur boxing where his career started. As time goes by, he received countless awards in his boxing career because of his dedication and determination to win in every battle.

Due to his willingness to finish his education, Manny took a high school equivalency exam where he passed the test so he can be qualified to enter college. Manny entered politics because of his loyalty to serve his fellowmen.

Manny married Jinky and they have four children. Manny provided his mother, mommy Dionisia a mansion, and recently, he gave her an expensive bag. Mommy Dionisia has nothing to say with her son because every thing she wants is given to her. She celebrates her birthday in an expensive hotel with plenty of foods and prominent guests, where she didn’t experience when she was a child.

Through decades, Manny has gained his reputation as a professional boxer and made his title as the pound for pound king. He defeated various boxing superstars like Joshua Clottey, Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley, and other well-known boxers in different categories. He is one of the highest paid professional boxers in the world. Manny is a great fighter where he always prepare himself before his fight. He always make it sure that he is physically fit and in good condition. Not only Filipinos but other people in the world are always looking forward that he will win and take home the victory. A lot of them supported Manny Pacquiao from the beginning of his career.

Despite of Manny’s comfortably situated life, issues and controversies are still being thrown to him. Issues about drugs, women, ignorance are some issues he faces, but he’s trying to keep it private and preferred to be silent. No matter how many issues and controversies he faces, no one can ever put him down because of so many people who believes in him.

Who would have thought that a boy who came from a poor family would bring victory and honor to his country? Manny Pacquiao is indeed a boxing legend.. a hero.

Story by Carmille Goodrington

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