Pacman continues fight
By Robbie Pangilinan
Wed, 13 Apr 2016
LOS ANGELES - Manny Pacquiao will keep fighting.
After his unanimous decision victory in the third installment of the Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley saga, the eight division world boxing champion has hinted that he will soon hang up his gloves.
But in an exclusive interview by this reporter, the People?s Champ said he is not going to stop fighting, but not in boxing anymore.
?Pahinga na muna (I will rest first), I want to spend more time with my family and constituents, and give time to serve God,? said the Pambansang Kamao, who became a born again Christian in 2011.
Manny and his wife Jinkee were recently ordained as pastors. Senior pastors in General Santos City ordained the couple who will receive the sacrament of water baptism when they come back to the Philippines.
?Being born again is not a religion. It?s being born again by the Spirit,? said Pastor Manny.
Some members of Team Pacquiao have followed their icon, attending Bible studies and discipleship groups, and changing their once worldly lifestyle spent drinking, gambling, and womanizing.
?Many have already changed, marami nang nabago and there are new faces. Some followed me in accepting Jesus Christ. Others have not yet accepted Him, but I continue praying that the whole Team Pacquiao will be born again,? said the Pacman whose next fight will be against corruption. He is running for a Senatorial seat.
After the fight where Pacquaio scored two knockdowns against Bradley, a mass was held with Jinkee and their children, Mommy Dionisia, and fans at the Michael Jackson One Theater in Delano Hotel / Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino sa Las Vegas, Nevada. #
Photo: Pacquiao childhood friend and trainer Buboy Fernandez is being baptized assisted by Pastor Manny.
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