Manny Pacquiao The Triple Threat

Manny Pacquiao The Triple Threat

The many faces of Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao

When boxing fans hear the name 'Manny Pacquiao,' they think about the 8 division world champion in the sport they love. Pacquiao has been linked to Floyd Mayweather for the past few years for a fight that hardcore fanatics and casual fans alike wants to see. But just who is Manny Pacquiao? A singer? A politician? A basketball player? 

Manny Pacquiao sings on Jimmy K interview

The Singer

Often times Pacquiao would hold concerts after his fights in Las Vegas starring, HIM!! Nobody saw this coming this is one side of Pacquiao's versatility.On an appearance on late night show Jimmy Kimmel Pacquiao's singing doesn’t sound too bad, granted coming from myself, a person that doesn’t have a singing bone in his body that might not mean too much. Most music today is beyond garbage so why not let Manny Pacquiao give it a shot right?

The Politician 

In 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani. He was then re-elected in the year 2013 to the 16th congress of the Philippines. When training for an upcoming fight, he would  juggle politics and boxing on a daily basis.  Pacquaio placed equal importance on both boxing and politics. After his career in boxing comes to an end, Pacquiao plan to turn to politics full time possibly running for President of the Philippines one day.

The Basketball Player/Coach

Most athletes have a passion for more than one sport. Pacquiao is a huge basketball fan, so big that he’s met the likes of a Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade on multiple occasions. His love for basketball doesn't just end with a simple meet and greet of NBA stars he actual plays and owns a team in the Philippines Basketball Association. He currently is a player/coach for the Kia Sorento. October 20, 2014 he made his debut for his team that defeated Blackwater Elite 80-66. In his debut, Pacquiao only played seven minutes and committed two turnovers. He was the 11th overall pick in the 2014 PBA Draft, making him the oldest Rookie to ever be drafted at the age of 35. 

With all these things going on in his life and also trying to be a husband and father to his children, Manny Pacquiao stays on the move. You can watch him inside the ring on November 22 against Chris Algieri on HBO PPV.

Calvin is a father, a husband and a sports fanatic. He hosts a boxing podcast, Lace Em Up for fellow boxing enthusiasts. 

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