Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Alright, this will be my last post on Manny Pacquiao for the time being. This blog is not to become a boxing fan site. Nevertheless, I am very impressed having seen Pacquiao included in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. He of the Jinkee tattoo and all, is mentioned in the same league as Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, Rick Warren, Oprah Winfrey, Rafael Nadal and Tiger Woods. Lennox Lewis, a former world heavyweight champion did the write-up on Pacquiao under Time's list of influential Heroes and Icons. Who was the last Filipino to be included in this list?
Other accolades I came across on Pacquiao today: "Manny Pacquiao proved that he is not just the greatest pound-for-pound boxer in the world today, he is also one of the greatest to have laced a pair of gloves" - UK's Times Online | "You are going to be the greatest fighter who ever lived" - Bob Arum to Manny Pacquaio. Not a bad compliment from a man who also promoted Muhammad Ali. Source: The New Zealand Herald