Manny Pacquiao Ran Away From Home After His Dad Ate His Dog

By : Alex Bentley |


1115 Manny Pacquiao Ran Away From Home After His Dad Ate His Dog

Manny Pacquiao is a classic zero to hero story, from being homeless in the Philippines to being a world champion boxer.

But just why did he end up homeless?

His trainer, Freddie Roach, spoke to Yahoo Sports! and told them:

Manny ran away from home after his father ate his dog.

He lived on the street, where he bought doughnuts at a doughnut store and then sold each one for a nickel more to survive.

He slept in a cardboard box. He fought his way through all this, turned pro at 14, and look at the man he is today.

The Philippines is a poor place, there’s no welfare, no health system and if you don’t have a job or money then you do anything to survive.

To be fair, I think it was out of desperation and not spite, but even so, being a huge dog fan, I can sympathise.

Pacquiao fights Floyd Mayweather this weekend in one of the biggest fights of all time. Personally, I hope that he wins. Even if the fight IS five years overdue.

Unsurprisingly, there isn’t a video of his dad eating the family dog, so here, have some Pacquiao highlights instead.


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