Manny Pacquiao Reveals How The US President Helped Him with COVID Vaccines in the Philippines

Published 07/20/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: Manny Pacquiao in the ring during the WBA welterweight championship against Adrien Broner at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao, the eight-division world champion boxer, is a hero to several people. While many consider him as the boxing hero, plenty of others remember him for his kind gesture and service to mankind. That said, Pacquiao is also the Senator of his home country in the Philippines and seems to have worked tirelessly during the havoc wreckage of Covid-19.

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As the entire world was suffering from a deficiency in vaccines, Pacquiao used his high-profile status to benefit the needy. He reportedly joined hands with US President Joe Biden, which led to the USA sending over 2 million vaccines to the Philippines. Reporter Lance Pugmire could connect with ‘Pac-Man’ at a breakfast table to bag the information.

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While Manny Pacquiao is now preparing for a 147 lbs title showdown against Errol Spence Jr, his outer ring activities continue to make headlines for the right reasons. Furthermore, Pacquiao could have returned to action much before, if Covid-19 wouldn’t have disrupted the planet.

After back-to-back wins against Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman in 2019, ‘Pac-Man’ had envisioned an appearance in 2020. However, his political role demanded sheer activeness during the tough times of Coronavirus and Pacquiao didn’t hesitate to hang his gloves for the time.

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As the situation looks to have developed now, Manny Pacquiao is back to the ring. Boxers of his age mostly retire or chose to compete in exhibitions. However, 42-year-old ‘Pac-Man’ wants to go against the best boxers and it can turn him into a world champion again.

Manny Pacquiao- The return of the Filipino legend

Ending a hiatus of over two years, Pac-Man will take on an undefeated WBC and IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. on August 21. The fight would see three world titles- WBC (147 lbs), IBF (147 lbs) and Ring (147 lbs) titles go on the line. So, there’s a lot to hold on to for both the contenders.

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The fight would also amuse the fans, putting a modern-day warrior against a legend of the bygone era. Although Pacquaio is still relevant, he is no longer super active in the ride. Hence, the upcoming fight against ‘Truth’ might be his last professional appearance. But Pacquaio has sealed his legacy amongst the all-time greats and nothing ever can take that out.

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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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