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Intern Jasmine‘s birthday is in March, but Jen and I happen to think it’s never too early to start compiling gift ideas for her next celebrasian!
Cuz here’s the deal: MINDstyle has made an actual Manny Pacquiao toy collectible. A frickin’ MANNY PACQUIAO toy. Are they FOR SERIOUS??? Jasmine is gonna freak the eff out! FREAK OUT! It’s so awesome!!!
Those details!!! The belt, the brow, that frown of intimidasian… little Pacman is BADASS.
And not to be a dick, but now that I’ve thought about it… Jasmine, shmasmine! I think we ALL need one of these! When’s our birthday, again?
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How did Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao make history this weekend, by becoming the first fighter to win seven world titles in seven different weight classes?
Intern Jasmine, our resident Pinaysian, has a theory.
It’s all in the adobo, baby.
Filed under: Boxers, Fighters, Filipinos, Manny Pacman Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao Wins Seven Titles in Seven Weight Classes, Miguel Cotto, Pac-Man, Pinaysians, Pinoy Pride, the Philippines
Name: Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao aka The Mexicutioner aka People’s Champ aka Pambansang Kamao (“National Fist”)
Occupation: Professional Boxer
Known for: Being the first Asian (and Pinoy) boxer to win four world titles in different weight divisions, and–as of June of this year–the Ring Magazine pound-for-pound top-ranked boxer in the world. Pacquiao defeated Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya in “the Dream Match” with an eighth-round TKO this weekend, outstepping De La Hoya’s five-inch reach advantage to beat the icon. The victory, however, did not go without a humble response. From AP:
De La Hoya’s left eye was closed shut as he sat on his stool after the eighth round and the ring doctor, referee and his cornermen discussed his condition. De La Hoya offered no complaints when his corner decided he had enough, getting up from his stool and walking to the center of the ring to congratulate the victor.
“You’re still my idol,” Pacquiao told him.
“No, you’re my idol,” De La Hoya said.
Aww. For the time being, we’re going to go with De La Hoya–Pacquiao is our new idol, and we’re super psyched that there’s someone finally restoring the luster back to the name “Pacman”–unlike, say, Jen’s ne’er-do-well, now-silent, alchie Cowboy Adam “Pacman” Jones.
Filed under: Big Wins, Boxers, Everybody Loves a Winner, Filipinos, Fists of Fury, Idols, Manny Pacquiao, Nicknames, Number Ones, Oscar De La Hoya, Pacman Jones, Pacmen, Professional Athletes, Ripped Bodies
Hails from: South Korea (via North Korea)
Occupation: Professional Boxer
Known for: Being South Korea’s “Million Dollar Baby.” At the age of seventeen, she’s already the victor of five amateur national championship titles. But she turned pro last September, and on October 11, won the World Boxing Association women’s featherweight championship, ultimately duking it out with China’s top contender for the big prize.
She fights “for her parents,” supporting them after they made the risky move from North to South Korea so she could train and fight–and of course they’re proud. But we like her because she’s got a crazy cute baby face (she looks exactly like Diana’s sister, Anh, circa 1979), but a fierce and fiery punch. That’s our kinda combo. Punch it out, lady!