Manny Pacuiao is one of the greatest boxers to ever set foot in the ring. Through the years he has amazed the whole world whenever he put the gloves on. His speed, strength and phenomenal left hook certainly make his opponents tremble. The “Pacman” as he is called, has made himself worthy of being included in the long list of greats. Not just in the world of boxing, but the world of sports in general.
The fighter’s fame is truly out of this world. Among his fans are some of the most famous celebrities and athletes that this world knows. In multiple occasions, we have caught them starstruck and taking selfies with the global icon. A simple appearance from him in a gathering can certainly change the mood in the area as everyone is aware that they are within the presence of greatness.
You can only imagine what it is like when he does this in the Philippines. In his home nation, a public appearance by the phenomenal athlete is more than just an event. It is a spectacle. Roars are heard from all corners of the area, both inside and out, whenever the man enters the scene. Everyone wants to get a glimpse, and perhaps a photo of the man who brought pride in the country.
Recently, one of Pacquiao’s appearances went viral on social media. As we know, he loves watching basketball. In a video after one game, we can see him proceeding to the dug out to approach some of his favorite players. On the way there, he was stopped by some fans for some photos and autographs. In the background, we hear people calling his name just to get some recognition from their idol.
Suddenly, we hear someone saying “Manny, suntukan!” (Manny, let’s have a fist fight!) in the background. The fighter did not acknowledge this remark and we aren’t really sure if hear it. He continued proceeding to the dugout afterwards. Obviously, this was done for humorous reasons. A lot of people shared their reactions on social media as the post kept on getting attention. If ever Manny ever sees and accepts his challenge this though, I would feel really, REALLY sorry for the guy.
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