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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 of "Time" magazine's "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.
TheRing, 11/9/10 "Well written and provides fresh in-sight into the life of the world's most-popular boxer."Wall Street Journal website, 11/14/10"A great read."Daily Beast, 11/15/10"A lively biography." The Examiner, 11/18/10"A gem...Just like its hero, the book manages to touch our hearts. I highly recommend it." Recah Trinidad, The Philippine Inquirer, 11/19/10 "Genius deserves genius and Poole has produced a brilliant book on the Pacquiao legend...A masterpiece...insightful, thrilling prose in the tradition of Truman Capote." The Guardian (UK), 12/18/10"Gary Andrew Poole's PacMan, has something of both the breathless urgency of Pacquiao in the ring and the extraordinary chaos that accompanies him outside." The Observer (UK), 12/18/10"[Pacquiao's] fascinating tale is recounted by Gary Andrew Poole in PacMan...Poole offers brilliant background on his coach, Freddie Roach...and talks about his defiant rise in national politics." New York Daily News, 12/19/10"A nice read."
|Prologue: Hollywood||p. ix|
|The City of Dust||p. 1|
|The Streets of Manila||p. 19|
|The Black Nazarene||p. 37|
|The Wild Card Boxing Club||p. 49|
|The Promoters||p. 83|
|Don't Quote Me on the Women||p. 107|
|The Mexicutioner||p. 117|
|Manny is a Hypochondriac||p. 155|
|Going Global||p. 173|
|The Golden Boy and the Hitman||p. 191|
|A Dangerous Place||p. 207|
|Fighter of the Decade||p. 221|
|Epilogue: The Mayweather Question||p. 229|
|About the Author||p. 251|
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Series: 22 222
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 2nd November 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 22