News Update as of November 9, 2009
Did you buy the current TIME Magazine with Manny Pacquiao in the cover already? Have you read the article about Pacman already?
No to both questions? You can read it online here:
The Meaning of Manny Pacquiao
News Update as of November 9, 2009 (Manila time)
After gracing the cover of Time Magazine Asia, peoples champ Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has again wowed fans with another news article in a world renowned publication. This time, the New York Times!
He shared the spotlight with his coach Freddie Roach.
Read full article here: Out of Chance Meeting, a Formidable Pairing
Once again Filipino 6-time boxing champ Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao wows fans all over the world when reports circulated that he'll be gracing the cover of TIME Magazine Asia. The said issue will be available this weekend, a week prior to his most-awaited match with Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 14 (November 15 Manila time).
Winning the bout against Cotto will clinch him his seventh title in seven different weight divisions. He already won titles in the junior welterweight, lightweight, super featherweight, featherweight, super bantamweight and flyweight divisions.
He is the first Filipino sportsman to grace the cover of TIME Magazine Asia, following the footsteps of prominent Filipinos like environmentalist and actress Chin Chin Gutierrez (2003), former Philippine presidents Manuel L. Quezon, Manuel L. Roxas, Ramon Magsaysay, Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon C. Aquino, who already graced the covers four times.
TIME Magazine Asia quoted Pacman: "I absolutely had no idea that when I started my career in boxing, to provide a better life for myself and my family, that I would now be where I am today and on the cover of TIME Magazine."
He is also quoted as saying: "It is a great honor for me to be the face of my people and let everyone know we are a small but mighty country."
TIME Magazine also graced him on their TIME 100 Most Influential List for 2009.
Other international magazines who featured him in their cover are ESPN The Magazine Body Issue and Reader's Digest Asia amongst others.
Prior to the news of him gracing the TIME Magazine cover, Pacquiao has received recognition as a 2009 Gusi Peace Prize Laureate and had his first primetime television appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. He even showcased his singing voice on the said talk show.