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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pacman at the New York Times Main Office


New York - our own boxing legend Manny Pacquiao was invited at the New York Times main office for a 45 minute round table disccussion with sports editor to discuss about his fight with Cotto, how he started as a boxer and his political plans.

The fight with Cotto could make him a P 1 Billion richer said Arum. He is guaranteed purse of $13 million in the upcoming fight but could reach $20 million.

Pacquiao earned close to $15 million each in his last two fights against Oscar dela Hoya and Ricky Hatton, and there’s just no other way but up for the one widely considered as the face of boxing today.

Pacquiao said he was gunning for a seventh world title in different weight classes, but said that’s as far as he can go. He was asked how many more fights is he looking at, and he said, “I don’t know. It’s up to him (Arum).”

Freddie Roach -It was in 2001 when he “walked into my gym looking for a trainer, and one month after we won the world title against (Lehlo) Ledwaba.”

“Guys like him come once in a lifetime. He’s the Muhammad Ali type. And I think we will never see another Manny Pacquiao at least in our lifetime,” said Roach.

Otherwise, what’s Pacquiao doing in the main office of the New York Times on a very busy day?

Source: Philstar

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