Manny Pacquiao is currently on cloud nine. Having defeated one of boxing's premier figure and erstwhile fan favorite De la Hoya. These moments bolsters confidence and create an aura of false invincibility. Success spurns overconfidence.
His triumphant return home will certainly become a distraction.
Offers to run for public office, as senator or as a gubernatorial candidate, will be difficult for Manny to pass up.
Show business is also beckoning. Competing Studios from the Philippines are already increasing the ante in order to add Pacquiao to their roster of stars.
Hopefully Manny's will is strong enough to remain in boxing. Otherwise he will be another Barry Sanders, a superb athlete who never reached his full potential.