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Many Pacquiao: The Secrets Of Being A World Champion

Updated on May 1, 2015
The highly anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will be held on May 2, 2015.
The highly anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will be held on May 2, 2015. | Source

The Fight Of The Century

In the world of boxing, the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather has been dubbed as the “Fight of the Century”. It is the most anticipated event of the sports industry, as two of the world’s best boxers set the stage for a match that’s truly worth watching. After months of pursuit for Mayweather to agree, the match has been finally set. The whole world is up on their feet, marked their calendars and just waiting for the days to come by to behold the greatest match that will ever happen in the boxing ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Sports analysts have different points and views regarding the match, but none of that is certain. Whoever wins this battle, no one could actually tell.

The public has its own opinion regarding this fight. Others say that it’s going to be Mayweather while others say that Manny will reign over the ring. For years, people have followed Pacquiao’s fight and they have strong faith in him. Aspiring and amateur boxers around the globe look up to him as their role model and most of them want to be just like him someday. Being an eight-division world champion, the path was never easy for him, but he was able to knock every obstacle down. Discover the secrets behind Manny Pacquiao’s success of being a world champion.

1. Physique

As one of the grand masters in the boxing ring, Manny also known as Pacman has a very good physique. Yes, he may be smaller compared to other boxers but it was no able to stop him from knocking them down. He has a very toned physique, fast hand speed and excellent footwork which has been one of his most powerful tool and secret. With a blistering hand speed, he can unleash powerful attacks especially in his left hand; when matched with his lighting fast feet, the recipe for victory is complete. Pacquiao’s physique has supported him in climbing to the top of his career and winning eight weight division titles.

Manny Pacquiao shows off his physique during training for his fight before with Shane Mosley.
Manny Pacquiao shows off his physique during training for his fight before with Shane Mosley. | Source

2. Training

Even before he was known as the pound for pound king, Manny has already been paying much attention to his training. Using just a wooden plank and bicycle tires, he was able to build his abs. Now, he is even more concentrated than ever. He always put much effort during training and ensures that there are improvements. Sparring sessions, leg crunches, running and shadow boxing are just few of the many exercises he executes while he’s on training. Recently, he revealed that another secret why he kicks so many asses is peasant soup and old-fashioned road work.

The world champ training with his coach, Freddie Roach in preparation for the mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.
The world champ training with his coach, Freddie Roach in preparation for the mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather. | Source

3. Faith

Prayers and unwavering faith are the factors that keep Manny Pacquiao going and those are the most powerful secrets he possess. According to him, “There is God who can raise someone from nothing into something … I came from nothing into something and I owe everything to God.” Before every fight, he takes a minute to kneel and pray. He also brings rosary with them as a symbol of God’s protection. Pacman has always believed that the true champion of life is God himself.

In every fight, Manny always take his time to pray before the bell rings.
In every fight, Manny always take his time to pray before the bell rings. | Source

4. Character

Manny Pacquiao is a man of character that embodies hard work, discipline, determination, courage and perseverance. Through boxing, his characters have been revealed, even at times of defeat he never forgot to be courageous. During his defeat with Juan Manuel Marques, he took his defeat with dignity, grace, and a sense of perspective. These characters are hind to find nowadays, however he made that possible. Not only that, he motivates and inspires people. He is not just an athlete or a famous boxer but a person who has strong morals and values.

Manny Pacquiao gave Timothy Bradley a punch that he'll never forget. It is discipline in action.
Manny Pacquiao gave Timothy Bradley a punch that he'll never forget. It is discipline in action. | Source

5. Family

What inspires the people’s champ? - No other than his ever loving family. He said that, second to God, his family is his strength and motivation. People know how supportive his family is, especially her mother, Dionesia and wife Jinkee. They are always there in every fight and mommy Dionesia never failed to pray for his welfare while he is exchanging punches with his opponents. His children fuels his drive in every battle that he faces; an inspiration that every a great father could ever have.

Family has always been the inspiration of the world champion. They are the strength that he holds onto.
Family has always been the inspiration of the world champion. They are the strength that he holds onto. | Source

6. Coach

Lastly, Manny’s another secret is his coach – Freddie Roach. He is a former boxer and was known as one of the best-known boxing trainers in the world. He was even voted as Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America the following years: 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013. Coach Freddie Roach carefully monitors Manny’s trainings and exercises to ensure that he is on top of his game. He always has something up his sleeves and prepares formulas to beat the champ’s opponents. For years, he have been closely working with Pacman and now, even you can tell how much he has done to help the champ climb the ladder of success. He is one of his valuable secrets.

Coach Freddie Roach always has something on his sleeves during Manny's fights. Having a good coach is an advantage.
Coach Freddie Roach always has something on his sleeves during Manny's fights. Having a good coach is an advantage. | Source

Life Story On Film

Manny’s secrets of being a great boxer may not be as much, but they are the factors that built the champion within him. Recently, his life story was made into a motion picture and was entitled “Kid Kulafu” which gained international attention as well as publications. The film features his childhood days before he was known as a great fighter. All his hardships and shortcomings were featured and those were the reasons why he became as tough as he is now. Those experiences helped him become a stronger and a better athlete. It is true without any doubts that experience is a good teacher.

Fame and Hollywood Stars

Due to his undisputable abilities, Manny was able to gain attention not only of athletes or boxers, but as well as Hollywood celebrities such as Keanu Reeves, Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg and even the Royal Highness himself, Prince Harry. They all rooted for him and they are in full support for the Filipino Champ. Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson is also confident that the champ will knock Mayweather down on their upcoming fight. Some of them came personally to visit Manny at their house in LA and training camps during his practice and sparring sessions. Host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed him as a guest on his famous show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” where the two of them sang Manny’s theme song entitled “Lalaban Ako Para Sa ‘Yo”.

Sylvester Stallone surprised Manny Pacquiao with his visit and had his Rocky Balboa gloves signed by the champ.
Sylvester Stallone surprised Manny Pacquiao with his visit and had his Rocky Balboa gloves signed by the champ. | Source

Beverly Hills Mansion

After being around with famous celebrities and staying in LA for quite some time, Manny has decided to buy a mansion in the neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Guess who was the previous owner of the house? It’s none other than the ever beautiful and sexy Jennifer Lopez. The said mansion is an 3,000 square meter home contains eight bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms. The champ specifically likes the bedroom - a sanctuary where he can indulge in a good and sound sleep brought by the comfort of soft beddings after a long day of training. Aside from that, the home also features saltwater swimming pool and a home theater.

The champ's favorite room - the bedroom. A super king bed with the  finest beddings, is the best way to relax after a long day.
The champ's favorite room - the bedroom. A super king bed with the finest beddings, is the best way to relax after a long day. | Source

When the champ was asked why he has such interest in the mansion, he simply said that he liked the design and the safety features. He already made a down payment but refuses to disclose any information about the amount. Reports estimate that there will be a 60/40 sharing of the fight purse. According to the estimate, Manny Pacquiao will be receiving at least $80 million while Mayweather will be receiving $120 million. This amount is more than enough to buy the Beverly Hills mansion. These properties and fame are all products of hard work, perseverance and discipline of the world champion.

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      mayweathervsberto 2 years ago

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      Imprensa 2 years ago

      Parabéns pelo blog.

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      aprilsemogan 2 years ago

      Hi Lee,

      Thank you for taking the time drop by and read my hub. I really appreciate it that you voted up my article. Yeah, it's been a pleasure top share some info about Manny, though he didn't win the match. However, he's still my idol .. :)

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      Great hub about a very interesting sportsman, fantastic to learn a lot more about the guy, thanks for sharing, voted up, Lee

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