posted June 26, 2019 at 04:38 pm

Manila Standard Digital


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Photo by Precilyn Melo
By Ponciano Melo Jr.

Manny Pacquiao thrives in big moments.
Enjoying the support and company of those around him, the emotional, spiritual backing he has received from fans fuel him in every big fight.
With every clap and cheer, especially from his fellow kababayans during his many mythic matches abroad, the PacMan has ridden the faith placed on him by the millions of Filipinos around the globe.
And the eight-time world champion knows for the 71st time this coming July 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the throng of supporters won’t let him down.
The obvious reason? Even in training the faithful follow.
“I want to have people around so that I’m motivated,” Pacquiao said in an interview with AFP during his training camp in Los Angeles.
The camp, which continued from Manila, is now kicking in high gear as Pacquiao is putting in all the work in the six-week training camp.
Pacquiao will be looking to deal Keith Thurman Jr.’s first pro defeat, banking on extra motivation as the man opposite him inside the squared circle in less than a month’s time vowed to “retire” the fighting Senator.
But before looking into finishing the fight next month, Pacquiao looks to finish the sumptuous meal prepared for him by Pinoy chefs in his home LA.

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