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END OF AN ERA: WORLD BOXING CHAMPION MANNY PACQUIAO THROWS IN THE TOWEL

imageManila, Philippines (The Adob Chronicles) – Boxing coaches usually throw in the towel into the boxing ring to signify the end of a boxing match and to concede defeat. But Filipino world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao did it himself today without any help from his boxing coach. Pacquiao becomes the first boxing champion to throw in the towel outside of an actual boxing fight.

Pacquiao is the first and only eight-division world champion, in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. According to Forbes, he is the 14th highest paid athlete in the world.

The champion boxer is throwing in the towel in favor of his first love: basketball.

In a press conference Monday, Pacquiao was officially named head coach of KIA Motors’ new team that will be playing in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) next season.  PBA is the local counterpart of the American NBA. KIA Motors is the local franchise of the South Korean car manufacturing company.

Pacquiao was seen profusely sweating during the press conference, apparently because the airconditioning unit at the Manila Overseas Club was not working. He kept wiping his sweat with his favorite boxing towel which he has always considered his lucky charm.

At the conclusion of the press conference, Pacquiao threw the towel into his new red and white gym bag marked KIA Motors Head Coach.

Many of Pacquiao’s political rivals are also hoping he would throw in the towel as Congress representative of his native province of Sarangani. Congressman Pacquiao curently holds the record as the Philippine Legislature’s No. 1 Absentee.

 

 

 

PACMAN VS. TAXMAN: INTERNAL REVENUE CHIEF FLYING TO LAS VEGAS TO PERSONALLY COLLECT TAXES FROM PACQUIAO

Pacquiao and Henares
Pacquiao and Henares

Manila, Philippines – The Commissioner of the Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is flying to Las Vegas today to personally collect taxes on Manny Pacquiao’s earnings from the latter’s latest championship fight.  Pacquiao on Saturday regained the WBO welterweight title from American Timothy Bradley.  Pacquiao, who won by a unanimous decision, is expected to pocket some $20 Million in prize money, in addition to an unspecified percentage of receipts from Pay Per View’s cable coverage of the event.

In recent months, Commissioner Kim Henares has been after Pacquiao and other high-profile celebrities in what many believe is her personal crusade to prevent her tax agency from bankruptcy. She believes her policy of going after the “big guns” will salvage the BIR from total collapse.

In a statement made to reporters at the Departure VIP Lounge of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Henares said she wanted to witness first hand how much the boxing promoter will give to Pacquiao as his prize money. She plans to demand immediate payment of taxes from Pacquiao while she is in Las Vegas.

Henares admitted that her trip to Las Vegas is funded by taxpayer money but insisted that the expense is well worth the tax that will be collected from Pacquiao.

TIMOTHY BRADLEY ACCUSES MANNY PACQUIAO’S MOM OF VOODOOISM

Mommy D Pacquiao
Mommy D Pacquiao

Las Vegas, Nevada – Manny Pacquiao won a 12-round unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley on Saturday to avenge his controversial 2012 loss to the previously unbeaten American. But that was not the big news.

Moments after losing the WBO welterweight crown to the Filipino boxer and congressman, Bradley accused Pacquiao’s mom Dionisia, popularly known as Mommy D, of voodooism. Bradley claims that Mommy D cast some witchcraft on him, causing him to be disoriented in the last few rounds of the title fight at the MGM arena in Las Vegas.Mommy D was caught on camera, clutching a rosary and a tiny missalette, uttering unintelligible words while pointing at the American boxer.

It is believed that witchcraft is still practiced in parts of the Philippines and there still exist some occasional witches, locally known as mangkukulam.

The Pacquiao camp, however, simply dismissed Bradley’s accusation as “sour grapes.”