Manny Pacquiao (PacMan), the boxer, is, deservedly, the Philippines' greatest hero. When he has a match, people crowd around TV sets, cheering him on.
He is the first boxer to win seven world titles in seven different weight divisions.In addition, he is the only boxer to win the lineal championship ("the man who beat the man") in four different weight classes. Aside from being a boxer, Pacquiao has participated in politics, acting, filmmaking, and music recording (in which he hasn't yet achieved superstar status).
He is, most certainly, a plucky little bugger.
Pacquiao has reportedly agreed to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on March 13, 2010, for a split of $50 million up front, at a United States venue yet to be decided.
Watch.it, and don't forget to cheer him on. Loudly.