Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will battle fist to fist with “Sugar” Shane Mosley to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship belt. It will be held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 7, 2011(Saturday) at 9:00 p.m and will be broadcast here in the Philippines on May 8, 10:00am.
The moment our People’s Champ step into the boxing ring wearing yellow gloves, he will not be fighting with Mosley only but also for our country’s poverty. It is a first time in boxing history to wear a yellow gloves because the traditional color used by boxers are red, blue, or burgundy.
Chino Trinidad was able to interview Manny Pacquiao last Thursday on News to Go and Pacman said that he chose the color yellow “to signify the unity of the Filipino people across the globe.” Boxing is not the biggest fight of my life, eradicating poverty is now the biggest fight of my life”, Manny said.
Trinidad also spilled that Pacquiao is encouraging all the people who will watch his fight against Mosley to wear something yellow too as a sign of the unity of the Filipinos to battle against poverty.
The foreign media thought that it was “the most eloquent speech” they have ever heard from a boxer as they covered Pacquiao’s presscon in Las Vegas.
“Coming from him who barely made it to high school, at laging pinagtatawanan dahil sa kaniyang balu-baluktot na English, ipinarating ni Manny ang kaniyang mensahe na hindi niya titigilan ang kaniyang laban sa kahirapan,” Trinidad said.
It is very essential for Manny to fight against poverty because he was one of the poor families born in General Santos City and was raised by his mother alone after his parents separated. He wasn’t able to fiish high school due to tremendous poverty.
Pacquiao is a man who wears many hats, meaning that he has many roles in life. Apart from being a boxing champion and a congressman, he is also an actor, singer, husband and father. And now, his new role is a “fighter” of poverty.
Be sure to watch and support our People’s champ as he defends his title from Mosley and fight against our poverty this Sunday!