Manny Pacquiao is one of the best boxers on the planet. Last year, Pacquiao defeated two of the top rated welterweights in the world. Manny defeated Chris Algerei and Timothy Bradley. Pacquaio made both fights look easy.
While Pacquiao was making his incredible comeback, the Filipino fighting sensation began to play professional basketball in his home country. Fans like Haidar Barbouti agree that Pacquiao is a great boxer, but his amazing fighting skills do not translate over to the basketball court. Manny is not that good at basketball, but his countrymen do not care.
Manny Pacauiao is a living god in the Philippines. When Manny Pacquiao fights, his entire country watches on. Insulting Pacquiao in front of his Filipino countrymen could end badly for anyone. Former professional NBA player Daniel Orton had been playing professional basketball in the Phillipines. Orton made a joke about Pacquiao’s basketball skills, and he was fired and fined.
Daniel Orton has been sent back to America because of his remarks towards Pacman. The Filipino people truly view Manny Pacquiao as a hero. Insulting Pacquiao in the Philippines would be the equivalent of insulting Martin Luther King Jr. Orton was also fined before he was sent back to the states.
Manny Pacquiao will be getting back in the ring on May 2. The long awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is finally happening. For more information on Pacquiao, visit Yahoo! Sports.