Monday, May 2, 2011

What Makes Pacquiao a Big Ticket to the Philippines?

Manny Pacquiao is not the typical overnight made super star or multi-millionaire. He rise from rugs to riches through his blood, sweat, body pains, failures and unending faith to God.

Let me guide you through his journey why he is now a Big Ticket to the Philippines.

Due to poverty in his hometown of General Santos, he ran away from their home at 14 and tried to find work in Manila until he found his way back to his beloved sports, boxing. He turned professional at the age of 16 as light flyweight at 106 pounds.

But the greatness of Manny Pacquiao did not come in a 12-round fight, but through numerous hours of training, pains and defeats. The door to fame opened to him when he became a late substitute in a Las Vegas fight, his victory in that fight led the way for him to meet the legendary trainer Freddie Roach - who later turned his raw power into a record breaking champion.

The Morales Trilogy which ended Pacquiao having the better edge at 2-1 and the controversial twin match against Marquez sparked the journey of Pacman to boxing stardom.

And in his way through every fight, the entire Filipino nation joined him, supported him making the entire country into a sudden stop. Even crime rate during his fights is extremely low or zero at all.

His win against David Diaz at lightweight division on June 2008, added to his growing belt collection. As Pacquaio stepped up to heavier weight divisions, his speed and power did not diminish, this was clearly showcased during his non-title fight against the welterweight Oscar Dela Hoya.

By May 2009, Pacquiao added the light-welterweight belt of Britains's Ricky Hatton to his collection with a second round stunning knock-out.He later broke the world record of having won eight (8) weight divisions and proved to be the best pound-for-pound boxer after winning over Miguel Cotto, Joshua Clottey and Antonio Margarito.

After becoming a Big Ticket in the boxing arena, Manny Pacquiao tried his second luck in the political arena as a Congressman of his hometown Saranggani. Now, why Pacquaio is a Big Ticket to the Philippines? He is all-around, he is a role model, an inspiration to the Filipinos and despite his achievements he still knows to look back where he came from.

And on May 8, 2011, Manny Pacquiao will again show why he is a Big Ticket to his country, the whole nation will be again in full stop with his upcoming fight with Sugar Shane Mosley. And what's the best way to watch Pacquiao's fight but live and in the comfort of our own homes - let PLDT myDSL Big Ticket do the works for you.

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Good Luck Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao!!!

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