Get to Know Manny Pacquiao
Age started boxing: 12.
Inspiration: To fight my best and make people happy. Like with all my fights, I dedicate this fight to my country.
First boxing memory: My first fight gave me one dollar. I gave the dollar to my mother.
Favorite all-time fighter: Sugar Ray Leonard.
Best fight seen: Gatti-Ward.
Pre-fight meal: Rice and fish.
Pre-fight superstition: Pray. Just pray. Pray right before I go to fight.
Typical breakfast: Soup and bread.
Toughest part of being a boxer: When you prepare for the fight. When you train hard.
Last book read: Purpose Driven Live by Rick Warren.
Current Car: Which one [smiles?]
Toughest man faced: There’s a lot. But one of them was the (first Erik) Morales fight. The hardest puncher was Oscar De La Hoya.
What supplements do you take: I can’t tell you that [smiles]. I have a sports store in the Philippines.
If you weren’t a boxer, what would you be: I don’t know. It’s hard to say.
Favorite soccer team: Argentina.
Why Argentina: Because they’re good [smiles].
Best boxer in the sport today: I think from the Philippines [laughs].
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