A Free Template from Joomlashack

A Free Template from Joomlashack

แบบสำรวจ

ท่านกำลังใช้ระบบปฏิบัติการ (OS) อะไรอยู่ ?
 

Search

ผู้เข้าเว็บขณะนี้

เรามี 72 บุคคลทั่วไป ออนไลน์
Manny Pacquiao rises for toughest fight. PDF พิมพ์ อีเมล
เขียนโดย Administrator   
วันอาทิตย์ที่ 05 เมษายน 2015 เวลา 09:59 น.

Manila, Philippines (CNN) -- Manny Pacquiao is not a god, but that doesn't stop millions of Filipinos worshipping him.


Since his first professional fight at 16, Pacquiao has amassed a formidable professional record of 54-5-2.


He is arguably the most famous person in the country's history, a world title holder 10 times over and the first person to earn belts in eight separate weight divisions, and in 2012 was one of the highest paid athletes on earth, earning upwards of $62 million, more than Tiger Woods, Lebron James, Roger Federer and Cristiano Ronaldo.


In addition, he is an actor, TV host and singer. Oh, and in 2010, voters also elected Pacquiao to the Philippines' House of Representatives, where he serves the district of Sarangani.


Pacquiao's story reads something closer to fable than fact.


The man who earned the title "Fighter of the Decade" in the 2000s by the World Boxing Council (WBC), comes from the humblest of roots.

 

Born in 1978 in a small village called Kibawe, Pacquiao lived with his mother and five brothers and sisters: "When I was young my parents were jobless. We had no home. Sometimes we can't even afford to have a single meal a day," says Pacquiao.


"When you see my slippers, one is green, one is red. And they had holes. I would walk the streets to sell, that's how I made my living as a kid. I felt sorry for my mother. I wanted so badly to study. I stopped though and pursued boxing."


At 14, Manny moved to Manila where he says he lived for a time under a cardboard box in a city park.


He found work as a servant for a rich man. Luckily, he was treated well, he says. When he began boxing as a teenager, he admits having to put rocks in his pockets to make the minimum weight of 105 pounds (47kg).


When he was 16, Pacquiao decided to pursue a professional boxing career. At 4'11'' and weighing 98 pounds, it's unlikely he struck much fear in those early opponents. But his fast fists and unrelenting toughness quickly earned him respect.


He gained global recognition in 2001, when as a late replacement, he beat IBF Super Bantamweight title holder Lehlohonolo Ledwaba. Pacquiao won the fight by technical knockout to win the title, his second major boxing world title.


Ten years later, I'm standing in the middle of the MGM Grand's casino.


"Do you want to meet him?" The question came across the table from a documentary film producer, who was profiling Pacquiao.

 

It was May 6, 2011, the night before the champion would defend his WBO Welterweight title against Shane Mosley. The Las Vegas strip buzzed with energy, gamblers and partiers just getting started as it neared midnight. Of course, I said yes.


As we got off the elevator and walked down the hallway to his penthouse suite, I had the same feeling you might get when entering a special, reverential space. Two bodyguards flanked the door. They recognized my friend and let us pass.

  


I had expected a reverential, ascetic scene. A peaceful room dotted with his family and close friends speaking in hush tones, careful not to disturb their leader as he prepared to do battle in less than 24 hours.

 

What I found instead was a mob. At least 100 people had packed into his hotel room. Most were Filipino well-wishers. As we tried to make our way in, someone told us Pacquiao and his wife, Jinkee, had retreated to the bedroom. We left, but I wasn't disappointed. I figured I would soon get to know him well in Manila.


That night I had drinks with his security guard. I wanted to get to know the man I would be covering. I wanted to hear what he was like from a person who was often closest to him, his bodyguard, in an unguarded moment.


He offered little dirt. "Manny is a very nice guy. Very good to the people around him. He believes he is here for a purpose. That his rise means he has a responsibility to take his position and do something good with it."


Pacquiao won the fight easily. I watched it from the media room. Afterwards, Pacquiao felt good enough to perform a concert at the Mandalay Bay Hotel across from the MGM Grand Casino.


He said: "I consider my experience in life as an advantage in all that I do. I was down there and I have made my way up here now. I have experienced it all. I was trained through all the hardships of life, so I feel the pain of the poor."


In 2010, shortly after being elected as a congressman from Sarangani district, he had given a speech in which he argued the country must do more to organize and fund the efforts of anti-trafficking agencies. Immediately, he began working with the Visayan Forum, at the time, the largest anti-trafficking charity in the country.


"I think Manny is a very important milestone in our fight against human trafficking here in the Philippines because young people actually believe and listen to Manny," says Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, executive director of the Visayan Forum Foundation, a charity founded in 1991 to help victims of domestic servitude and forced prostitution.

  


"He's a hard-working guy, he came from a very poor family. He inspires a lot of people. Of course, everybody wants Manny in their own campaign, but I'm happy Manny is joining our fight."

 

Pacquiao arrived at the Visayan Forum headquarters to hear first-hand from girls who had been victimized.


He spoke to three rescued girls, all under the age of 12. They had been forced to perform sexual acts in a video chat room for a number of foreign men. Some of the men demanded they perform sexual acts with men pulled off the street, drink their own urine and other even more awful acts. A man off-camera would force the girl's compliance.


Pacquiao left shaken.


"Now that I'm here as a congressman, I know what to do. I know what I can do to help people.


"These traffickers have now been warned. We just need to be vigilant in order to sustain this. We also need funding from Congress. In addition, we need close coordination between government agencies. Likewise, we need coordination within various local governments," said Pacqiuao.


In February 2012, Pacquiao delivered a speech to congress in which he outlined the necessity to stop human trafficking.


"During my visit to the Visayan Forum I talked to children as young as 9-years-old who are trafficked for prostitution," Pacquiao told Congress. "As politicians, we need to be true to our words and actions. We need to send a clear message; that Filipinos are not for sale."


Now more than a year later, the Philippines is in the midst of an election. Congressman Pacquiao is again on the campaign trail -- this time hoping to parlay his popularity into a victory for his wife, Jinkee, who is running to become vice governor of Sarangani district.


Campaigning with his wife is one step toward life after boxing. And rumors of the boxing champ's own political ambitions push beyond the House of Representatives.


Now, fresh off his stunning loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, in which he was knocked unconscious and lay face-down for several seconds before being helped to his corner, Pacquiao is looking toward his future.


Thirty-four is old for a boxer. With more than 60 professional fights under his belt, the fear among those in his circle is that he will stay too long in the game, and do permanent damage to his standing.


Speaking to a CNN producer in Tagalog, Pacquiao says: "In boxing, I don't think people will forget me after I retire. But I really want people to remember me as a public servant, who is good, who is a champion for the people."


Less than two months after his loss to Marquez, Pacquiao scored an equally stunning victory.


On February 13, 2013, Philippines's President Benigno Aquino III, signed the Anti-Trafficking bill Pacquiao had been championing, into law.


For thousands of vulnerable Filipinos whose lives may be changed or even saved, this Pacquiao fight is one whose legacy will last far beyond the ring.


แก้ไขล่าสุด ( วันอาทิตย์ที่ 05 เมษายน 2015 เวลา 10:16 น. )
 

คอมเมนต์คอมเมนต์  

 
0 #19 Kate 2017-11-21 23:38
An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment.
There's no doubt that that you need to write more about
this subject, it may not be a taboo subject but usually people do not talk about such topics.
To the next! Best wishes!!

Feel free to surf to my web page Love Psychic Ratings: http://Hammerstuene.no/UserProfile/tabid/43/userId/2720631/language/en-US/Default.aspx
อ้างอิง
 
 
0 #18 Shelton 2017-11-21 23:17
Does your website have a contact page? I'm having a tough time locating it
but, I'd like to shoot you an email. I've got some suggestions for yur blog you might be interested in hearing.
Either way, great website and I look forward too seeing
it expand over time.

my web pasge Bitcoin Casino: https://btccasino.reviews/
อ้างอิง
 
 
0 #17 Nate 2017-11-21 13:21
Hello there! I could have sworn I've been to this web
site before but after looking at a few of the posts I realized it's new to me.

Anyhow, I'm definitely happy I stumbled upon it and I'll be
bookmarking it and checking back often!

Feel free to visit my web-site ... lasertest: http://adsagesafvrtnreg5tg3d.com/
อ้างอิง
 
 
0 #16 Laurie 2017-11-20 01:32
You could then describe how you met groom, and possibly tell
a humorous story about your friendship. No, you
don't need to to wear the Nike sneakers you wear to function everyday.

Narrow shoulders and wide hips - Try with a ball gown or fantasy
decorative dress.

Here is my homepage wedding profeional - vinataiyo-spring.com: http://vinataiyo-spring.com/?p=1020&lang=en,
อ้างอิง
 
 
0 #15 Lane 2017-11-19 06:40
I like the valuable information you supply to your articles.
I will bookmark your weblog and check again here
frequently. I'm slightly sure I will learn many new stuff
right right here! Good luck for the following!

my homepage ... lasertest: http://adsagesafvrtnreg5tg3d.com/
อ้างอิง
 
 
0 #14 Alexis 2017-11-16 00:37
Hello, i feel that i noticed you visitedd my site thus i got
here to return the choose?.I'm attempting to find issues to
improve my web site!I suppose itts ook to make use of a few of your ideas!!


Feel free to surf to my blog post: Online Poker For Money: https://Onlinepokerabc.com/
อ้างอิง
 
 
0 #13 Jennifer 2017-11-15 03:12
Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

Take a look at my website; pendulum Psychic: http://www.pharmacie.univ-Paris5.fr/spip.php?page=recherche&recherche=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smdservicesllc.com%2FUserProfile%2Ftabid%2F57%2FuserId%2F5792900%2FDefault.aspx&debut_articles=110
อ้างอิง
 
 
0 #12 Soon 2017-11-14 15:39
Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website
is great, as well as the content!

my web page; Want
a psychic reading?: http://topcams.ukmilfcams.com/index.php?a=stats&u=swxelaine521
อ้างอิง
 
 
0 #11 Lilla 2017-11-13 19:44
39 year old Environmental Health Officer Jarvis Gottwald from Arborg, likes
pottery, Judi Casino Online: http://forumagenjudi.com/ and operating in a food pantry.

Was lately setting up a journey to Quseir Amra.
อ้างอิง
 
 
0 #10 Jasmine 2017-11-13 02:02
What i do not understood is in fact how you are now not really much more smartly-liked than you
may be now. You are so intelligent. You understand thus considerably in terms of
this matter, made me in my opinion believe it from so
many numerous angles. Its like women and men aren't fascinated except
it's something to do with Girl gaga! Your individual stuffs excellent.
All the time maintain it up!

Here is my site: slot gratis: http://slot-machine-gratis.eu
อ้างอิง
 

เพิ่มคอมเมนต์ใหม่

 


Joomla 1.5 Templates by Joomlashack