What would you do if your dad ate your dog? If you’re boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, you would run away from home.
Although now a very rich man, Pacquiao was actually homeless at one point in his life, and thanks to his trainer, Freddie Roach, we now know why:
“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.”
Being a huge dog fan, I can sympathise with Pacquiao. A father eating his son’s dog is the stuff childhood nightmares are made of.
I wonder if he became a boxer so that he can avenge Buster…