PacMan : Behind the Scenes with Manny Pacquiao--The Greatest Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-02
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Manny Pacquiao, 31, was recently named;Fighter of the Decade by the Boxing Writers Association and is the only fighter ever to capture seven championship belts in seven different weight classes. But few could have imagined that Pacquiao would have ever reached the pinnacle of his sport, considering his background. He ran away from home;a cardboard shack in General Santos City in the Philippines;at age fourteen. After making his way to Manila, and eventually the United States, Pacquiao hooked up with trainer Freddie Roach in 2001, and, from there, his fighting career took off.Named one ofTimemagazines; 100 Most Influential People in the World; last year, the aptly nicknamed Pac-Man is a fascinating figure who will go down as one of the greatest boxers in history.

Author Biography

Gary Andrew Poole is the author of The Galloping Ghost. He has written for the New York Times, Time, and The Atlantic. He lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Hollywoodp. ix
The City of Dustp. 1
The Streets of Manilap. 19
The Black Nazarenep. 37
The Wild Card Boxing Clubp. 49
Entouragep. 67
The Promotersp. 83
Don't Quote Me on the Womenp. 107
The Mexicutionerp. 117
Manny is a Hypochondriacp. 155
Going Globalp. 173
The Golden Boy and the Hitmanp. 191
A Dangerous Placep. 207
Fighter of the Decadep. 221
Epilogue: The Mayweather Questionp. 229
Acknowledgmentsp. 249
About the Authorp. 251
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