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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Manny Pacquiao's fight not with Mosely but Poverty


Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao will wear yellow gloves as a symbol of hope to fight against poverty. And Manny also invites "..everyone to wear yellow as well.We have to be united.” -MP; Pound for Pound King-Boxer-Honorable Manny Pacquiao is raising awareness for Filipino charity Gawad Kalinga, a cause that is also close to Charice’s heart!

How are Charice and boxing related? By charity and also through MANNY! Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao is taking on Sugar Shane Mosley this Saturday for their big fight. The Pound for Pound King fighter will wear yellow gloves in support of Gawad Kalinga, an organization that has built 50,000 homes in the Philippines and housed over 500,000 people for low-cost housing. This is the same cause Charice is supporting while at the same time she will be singing the national anthem!

Manny, who wants to make trends and make distinctions, will be the first boxer to wear yellow gloves. No one has ever worn a yellow glove in any boxing match – only red, blue, or burgundy are the traditional colors used by boxers.

Manny will box Shane Moseley with yellow gloves “to represent movement and hope.” Jejomar Binjay, the Vice President of the Philippines, is flying into Las Vegas to show support for Manny and the Gawad Kalinga charity. Also showing support, Black Eyed Peas’s Taboo and apl.de.ap! The duo will head to Vegas in support of the cause, and they’ll be releasing a song with Charice and Jasmine Villegas to raise awareness for Gawad Kalinga!



Manny has a lot of distinctions and garnered respect and pride from his people. He is not only the first active boxer to become congressman but he is also the first boxer to win eight different world titles in eight different weight classes. He is the highest paid athlete in 2010 earning a total of $32 million for his two fights, against Joshua Clottey in March and Antonio Margarito in November. His endorsements, businesses, etc were not included in the figure.

"All my life I’ve had to fight. As a child, I had to fight just to eat, the biggest fight in my life is not in boxing but THE biggest fight in my life is how to end poverty in my country.” - Manny Pacquiao

What do you think of Manny and Charice’s charitable efforts?

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