With every other story in print, online and on television focusing on reports about the People’s Champ, The Sunday Times Magazine checks on Manny Pacquiao directly—from his Instagram account (MANNYPACQUIAO).
Generous as always in sharing both his public activities and personal moments with his fans via the social working sites, here are the Pacman’s most recent photos leading up to the big day.
Pacman guests in ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’ Kimmel who is a friend and self-confessed fan of the boxer sang a duet with the Champ, ‘Lalaban Ako Para sa Pilipino’
Pacquiao delights his Filipino fans in the US by showing up in public again after days of closed-door training
The Champ and the Coach. The winning tandem, Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach, in a serious moment. Through the years, friendship and faith in one another has won them bout after bout, and through this toughest fight—including Roach’s battle with Parkinson’s—they’re still the boxing duo to beat.
No less than Hollywood A-lister Keanu Reeves visits the Pacaman’s Hollywood home
Even in the thick of training and promotion, the Filipino athlete never forgets his devotion to his Savior
Nine days before the fight, Pacman shows he’s ready to rumble
Another Hollywood celebrity, Mark Wahlberg, sends his support to Pacquiao with bottles of Aqua Hydrate water
In these two photos, Pacquiao posts precious time with wife Jinkee who has always stood by his side fight after fight
The Filipino champion sends his sympathies to the victims of the Nepal earthquake. In a video message his wife Jinkee, the Champ quoted a Bible verse, “Our hearts go out to our brothers and sisters who are suffering from the recent earthquake in Nepal. Joshua 1:19: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. You are not alone, Nepal. My family and I pray for your safety and deliverance. God bless you all.”