WBO Welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao has decided to clean up his act and has ditched drinking and gambling to study the bible more.
The 33 year- old Filipino, rated as the World’s “best pound for pound fighter” by some pundits, and who was won six World titles, just wants to focus on his career and God now- “ I just want to focus on my career; focus on praying and follow the commandments of God. No more gambling, no more drinking. Reading the Bible is to know the Bible, and I believe that the Bible is the manual for life”.
The only drawback to the “Pacman’s” new lifestyle is his more pacific attitude towards his opponents.
His trainer Freddie Roach said: “Manny said to me, ‘ God doesn’t want me to hurt people’, but I told him that God understands that this is a sport, it’s the oldest sport in the world and I think he (God) boxed too. I might be lying there, but who knows.”
Let’s just hope that for his own sake he won’t literally take Jesus’ words in Mathew 6- “ If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also” to heart in his next fight, or things could go horribly wrong!
May 11th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Hefin Rhys Jones