There is not that much difference between Manny I met ten years ago and a superstar, eight division champion Pacquiao that was hosting a jam packed media work out yesterday at the same old place, Wild card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California. Ten years ago, right before he destroyed African super bantamweight champion, Ledwaba at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, innocent looking young boy with a disarming smile entered half empty Wildcard gym for training and made sure he said hi to everyone. Some one in the gym told me to watch this kid, because he was special and I did.
Ten years later pound for pound king, congressman Manny Pacquiao enters Wildcard Boxing Club to much fan fair, a completely packed house with media reporters that came as far as Las Vegas and Philippines. He is still the same guy who wants to please every one. A lady reporter asked him to say “I am a true athlete, “into the camera to promote a new website. Having a hard time understanding because of a mad house inside, Manny obliged with a smile.