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Pacquiao revealed that he made his boxing debut illegally: ‘He was poor, he wanted to eat’

Manny pacquiao He confessed that he started his career in the boxing illegally; he had to lie to process his false license so that he could fight


He confessed that he started his career in the boxing illegally; he had to lie to process his false license so that he could fight in a professional.

In its ‘Pacman: My Story of Hope, Resilience, and Never Say Never Determination’, the historic He related that when he was 15 years old, a promoter contacted him to travel to Manila and .

Pacquiao grew up in a lifestyle precarious, and revealed that upon arrival at Manila: “There were weeks when work didn’t exist. And on those nights, I I slept in the streets and I did not have to eat. It was just like going back to my days, except now my stomach was bigger to fill it up. In those days I would go to restaurants and wait outside, and although I was sometimes tempted to beg, I never did. I would patiently hide outside the kitchen door in the shadows until waiters and restaurant managers came to give me food. ”

Later, he was introduced to Manny the opportunity to make his professional debut, however, in The legal minimum age to be able to fight was 18 years old and at that time he was 16 years old.

Along with the help of a friend, Pacquiao he lied saying he was of legal age; He managed to get his fake boxing license that he only had to present to the organizers and would be registered at the function.

In January 1995 he made his debut against Edmund Enting Ignacio, getting the victory by decision of the judges after four rounds.

After that, Pacquiao wrote a message to his mother.

“I was poor and couldn’t help my family. Sometimes we didn’t have enough to eat and it made me sad to see my mother like this, but everything would change for us. After the fight I was happy. Now, I can already eat three times a day “, he mentioned.

Manny Pacquiao during photo shoot

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