Manny Pacquiao The 100 Million Dollar Man

Around midday on Sunday in Asia we will know if the regions favorite boxing son Manny 'Pac Man' Pacquiao has taken the undefeated tag from Floyd Mayweather. The financial rewards for both boxers for this long overdue match up are eye watering with around $300 million plus being discussed as the amount the two will share.

Estimates put Pacquiao's share in the region of S100 million not bad for a nights work albeit a painful one. But for Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao it is not about the money it's about winning. Unlike his flamboyant opponent Pacquiao can go into the ring not worried solely about winning the financial fight.

Pacquiao hasn't been sidetracked by prioritising attention on the cash take but has concentrated and trained hard focused only on taking out Mayweather. He has said recently that the money he has earned is already enough and it is now his inner drive and will to win born out of an extremely poor beginning to his life that pushes him.

He turned pro at the tender age of 16 when most Asian kids are cramming for exams and battled through over 40 fights in the Philippines. When he made it to the USA in 2001 he quickly became a favorite on the circuit by knocking out larger fighters via an all action no compromise raw style.

Pacquiao is already a very wealthy man and he is now beginning to enjoy his wealth. He is in the middle of buying a $12.5 million Beverly Hills house spread over 10,000 sq ft and drives a Ferrari 458. No one would begrudge him his pleasures especially in the manner in which he earns his wealth, it is literally blood sweat and occasionally tears. However he never forgets his humble roots and for certain some of his latest and maybe final purse will find its way to the most needy in the Philippines.



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