Manny Pacquiao on CNN Talk Asia
Pound for pound champ, People’s Champ, Mexecutioner– these are just a few of the titles given to the ultimate Filipino boxer, Manny Pacquiao. That General Santos kid who once boarded the ship to hit the Manila boxing scene has certainly gone a long way. That 12-year old kid who slept on the streets with nothing to eat had only one thing then– passion. Looking back, Pacquiao was a rough fighter (good yet rough) and lacks scientific training. Most of his fights were based on speed. He didn’t have much strategy then. But his faith and determination clearly states that this kid will go a long way. And he did. Thanks to Roach who was responsible for all the quick, good moves that Pacquiao is now showing.
Today, Pacquiao’s career truly blossomed. He is now deemed as one of the powerful man in the Philippines bagging several awards in and out of the country. Among the biggest awards he got was the “Fighter of the Year” award, a Philippine Legion of Honor by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and now, he even holds an honorary doctorate degree (that College graduates will never have unless they study and work hard for it). With a number of International endorsements, an invitation to throw the first pitch at Giants game, hollywood celebrities and famous personalities rooting for him, Pacquiao is no doubt, a global household name. He even landed on the 22nd spot of TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People poll.
Just recently, CNN’s Talk Asia had a light and interesting conversation with our very own Manny Pacquiao. It dealt with Manny’s life before he became famous, his boxing career, his native country, his ultimate desire to help his townmates and thus, his intention to run for politics for the second time around. I particularly liked the interview because it showed the sincere Manny Pacquiao. TV Journalist Anjali Rao did a very good job asking for the right questions although I hate to think that the Filipino champ didn’t give all the right answers. Hehe. But it was good. Here’s a video of the said interview c/o dude2nuckle on YouTube.