Manny Pacquiao Pens Life-Changing Message Ahead of His Rumored Return

Published 03/14/2021, 2:03 PM EDT
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – MAY 19: < Manny Pacquiao poses for a portrait during a training session at the Elorde boxing Gym on May 19, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


The 8-division World Champion in Manny Pacquiao has overcome several adversaries to reach where he is at today. Boasting of 62 wins in 71 fights, ‘Pac-Man’ has performed and won in 4 different decades. That said, Pacquiao’s meteoric rise has inspired several youngsters to lace up the boxing gloves.

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A few weeks ago, WBC Interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia billed Pacquaio as one of his idols. Well, that doesn’t come as a surprise since Pacquaio’s transition from a poor Filipino child to a multi-millionaire World Champion is worth hailing.

While his in-ring career has seen him go down 7 times, Pacquiao has never run out of his will to achieve greatness. Aged 42, he is still looking for the best challenge out there. But where does he derive the energy from?

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As per his recent social media post, Pacquiao encountered a life-changing statement from an unnamed personality, as he shared the message via Instagram.

Manny Pacquiao posted a picture of himself and wrote, “Someone once told me, “Manny, what defines you is not by how many times you’ve been knocked down, but by how you’ve learned from those knockdowns and how you get back up.”

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Manny Pacquiao- A champion inside and outside the ring

The young Filipino boy who dreamed of becoming an elite pugilist might have overachieved his dreams. Apart from being the only octuple boxing champion, Pacquiao is also the Senator of his country Philippines.

He has played a pivotal role in governing the crucial COVID-19 hurdle, taking a huge lay-off from his boxing career. While the inactivity cost him the WBA welterweight strap, Pacquiao still stood for his countrymen.

Meanwhile, he is eyeing a return to the ring and has envisioned going straight after a world title. Unlike many other elites, Pacquiao isn’t interested in exhibitions or below-average competitions. So, he has expressed his desire to facing Mikey Garcia or Terence Crawford ahead.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

He was also rumored to faced UFC star Conor McGregor in a major crossover. While the combat world still awaits an official confirmation, 20201 can see ‘Pac-Man’ return in fashion. But grabbing a world title many not be a walk in the park for him.

Do you think Manny Pacquiao can become a world champion again?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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