”The biggest fight of my life is not in boxing. No, the biggest fight in my life is how to end poverty in my country and this Saturday, I will wear yellow gloves (in the ring) as a symbol of unity and poverty.“
Hats off to Manny Pacquiao for this statement. How often do you hear something like this from a boxer/fighter? Not much. Well, not at all.
This must be the reason why he has earned the respect of a lot of people. He’s a politician alright, but could he have said it just because? Most likely not.
Pacquiao is a rags to riches success story. He used to and still fights to eat; just like most of the people living in the Philippines and poverty stricken places in the world.
His definition of fighting is not only about boxing. It is fighting in general. Everybody is a fighter.
People laugh at his grammar, diction and all his other unintentionally ‘funny’ feats but that really does not matter much. Thinking about it, he is a type of person that constantly tries to improves himself. He strives to get better. He is a dreamer like everyone else and now that he is living his dream, he does not hesitate to share.
Manny Pacquiao, 8-Division World Champion. A new age hero. Others should take his lead. He is an inspiration to all.