Boxing: Manny Pacquiao has become the fighting preacher


The best pound-for-pound boxer in today’s boxing industry and Philippines’ boxing icon, Manny Pacquiao has undergone a major religious conversion in the recent past.

Manny Pacquiao is now combining his religious wisdom with his training sessions for his next big fight with the unbeaten American boxer, Timothy Bradley on June 9 in Las Vegas.

Manny who is now 33 years of age, said that he will conduct a “preaching session” after his fight with Bradley.

“It is open to all religions,” he told reporters late Saturday in the mountainous resort city where he began altitude training last week.

Pacquiao, was famously known for his late-night parties and gambling activities, now ends almost every training day with a bible session in an auditorium in the hotel which also serves as his training camp.

“It is much better than the things he did in the past,” said his boxing promoter Bob Arum, on Sunday.

Apart from being the best best boxer of his time, Pacquiao serves as a political legislator for his home country Phillipines and hosts a popular TV show.

His newly found faith promotes peace and condemns violence and fighting for sport. However, he has insisted that his faith has not affected his fighting skills which have made him an eight-time world champion with a record of 54-3 with two draws.

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