Friday, November 19, 2010

Philippine Congressman Manny (Pac Man) Pacquaio

Manny (Pac Man) Pacquaio is the dominant fighter of his generation. He has won eight different titles in eight different weight classes, including his recent defeat of Antonio Margarito, who was five inches taller and 17 pounds heavier. Mr. Pacquiao's only unrealized goal is a date with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. 

The boxing world waits in anticipation of his signing a contract to fight against Mayweather, in what has been seen as the fight of the generation, between the world's two leading prize fighters. It is thought the super-fight could gross over $200 million, the most lucrative fight of all time.

Mr. Pacquiao is also serving as a Congressman in the Philippines. He took the oath of office in the capital of Sarangani province after winning by a landslide vote in the May 10 national elections. Mr Pacquiano was elected three years after failing to win a seat.

The 31-year-old fighter says he is committed to improving infrastructure, medical services and security during his three-year term in parliament. On the eve of the ceremony, Pacquiao defected to the Liberal Party of incoming President Benigno Aquino. (WSJ, 11/19/2010, The Telegraph, 6/28/2010)

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