Manny Pacquiao has become a worldwide celebrity. As more buzz is generated from his match with Shane Mosley, it's good to be reminded that this eight-time world title holder came from humble beginnings.
In this Nike video, Pac-Man shares with us what makes him tick, what makes him good and gives us some background on where he came from.
For Pacquiao it started when he first stepped in the ring at 11 years old. Now he understands that boxing and entertaining people in the ring is his destiny.
Manny reiterates that anything is possible when you trust in God and pray.
In his native Tagalog, Pacquiao says:
Boxing is no joke. Before I got to where I am now, I had to go through the eye of a needle.
That is a direct reference to overcoming poverty as a youngster in the Philippines, finding boxing and becoming one of the best fighters of this generation through hard work, dedication and a relentless will to succeed.
Trainer Freddie Roach adds this about Pacquiao: "The most disciplined fighter I have ever trained...he doesn't take anyone lightly."
Including his next opponent, Shane Mosley.
With unmatched skills and desire to be the best, don't be surprised to see Manny do something that's never been done before on Saturday: Knock out Mosley!