Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Pacquiao: More Support, Development For Asian Talent

by Ronnie Nathanielsz
 
Manny Pacquiao’s adviser, Michael Koncz, says “things are going great” in terms of the congressman’s business trip to Malaysia along with a small delegation that includes Ilocos Sur governor/confidant  Luis “Chavit” Singson.
 
Pacquiao met with infrastructure  conglomerate AlloyMtd Group chief Executive Datuk Dr. Azmil Khalid on Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur .
 
Dr. Khalid is also chairman of the Malaysian-Philippine Business Council and had personally invited Pacquiao to Malaysia.
 
In an interview with Fadhli Ishak of the New Straits Times, Pacquiao - who is expected to face the winner of this weekend’s  clash between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike “Mile High” Alvarado - said more needs to be done to develop Asian talent if the region is to produce more fighters of his caliber in the future.
 
The eight division world champion noted that there is an abundance of talent in Asia waiting to be tapped but requires support to help develop world class fighters.
 
Pacquiao was quoted  saying “We have a lot of good talent in Asia, especially in our country the (Philippines) where there are a lot of young ones who can do the country proud. What we need to do is give them the help and support they need to develop. Fighters need to have good coaches, trainers and facilities. It is also important to educate them about what it takes to be a good boxer and how a boxer’s life
should be. They also need to be encouraged and inspired.”
 
Pacquiao, who regained his WBO crown with a dominating performance in a rematch with Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, turned pro at the age of 16 and didn’t have an opportunity to compete in international tournaments such as the Asian Games and the Olympics. He stressed “ My advice to those hoping to make it is to love their job, focus, believe in God and most importantly stay disciplined.”
 
Pacquiao and his delegation is also reportedly visiting Indonesia to meet with business leaders in Jakarta.
Tags: Manny Pacquiao image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kamriah143 on 05-15-2014

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;14554423]For a guy who "has hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank", it's a shame that Pacquiao only has words for his countrymen, rather than actually ever doing anything. What is to stop Pacquiao from opening up a couple…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 05-15-2014

[quote=Scipio2009] For a guy who "has hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank", it's a shame that Pacquiao only has words for his countrymen, rather than actually ever doing anything. What is to stop Pacquiao from opening up a…

Comment by Risen on 05-15-2014

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;14554423]For a guy who "has hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank", it's a shame that Pacquiao only has words for his countrymen, rather than actually ever doing anything. What is to stop Pacquiao from opening up a couple…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 05-15-2014

For a guy who "has hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank", it's a shame that Pacquiao only has words for his countrymen, rather than actually ever doing anything. What is to stop Pacquiao from opening up a couple…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Johsua Return To Be Revealed in 3-4 Weeks, Likely Klitschko Oscar Valdez To Fight in Summer and Then The Fall, Says Arum Egis Kavaliauskas, Alex Saucedo - Both Eager For Bigger Things Photos: Orlando Salido vs. Aristides Perez - Final Press Conference James DeGale: Let's Make This Clear - Badou Jack is a P*ssy! Photos: Michael Conlan, Saucedo, Mike Alvarado - Official Weights WBA Turns Back on Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fight N'Dam-Murata, Barthelemy-Relikh Rematches Ordered By WBA Kell Brook Predicts Thriller, Knockdowns By Him & Errol Spence De La Hoya to Boxing Fans: Don’t Support Mayweather-McGregor Adrien Broner-Mikey Garcia in Works for 7/29 at Barclays Center Brandon Rios Vows To Impress: I'll Be Better Than Ever IBF Reveals Silk Road Championship Tournament Miguel Cotto Says Golden Boy Pact May Extend Beyond 2017 Randy Caballero vs. Oscar Negrete - Golden Boy on ESPN, June 30 Photos: Kell Brook, Errol Spence - Face To Face at Final Presser Video: Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - Final Press Conference Video: Brook vs. Spence - Chocolate Brownie vs. Man Down Porter Wants Rematch: Brook Can't Beat Me Twice, I'll Box Him Ruben Guerrero: Everyone Avoided Having Rematch With Robert Video: Kell Brook, Errol Spence - Face To Face at Final Presser Spence: This is My Era, Time to Unify the Welterweight Titles Roc Nation Boss: Team Ward Disgusted By Kovalev's Racist Remarks Groves: I Genuinely Believe I am a Better Fighter Than Chudinov Alex Saucedo Feels Career Boost With Abel Sanchez in Corner Mosley Asked To Get Vasectomy as Part of Divorce Agreement! Bundu: I Favor Thurman To Beat Spence - He's Faster, Hits Harder Brook: No Way Can Errol Spence Beat Me - I'm a Man Possessed! Amir Khan Slams Terrorists For Bombing, Twisting Muslim Faith Anselmo Moreno: A Postscript or A New Chapter Video: George Groves Very Pumped To Defeat Fedor Chudinov Video: Tony Bellew Talks Deontay Wilder, Brook-Spence, More Kevin Rivers Jr. Decisions Pucheta in Top Spot of Golden Boy Card Jeff Horn Smiles: Pacquiao Looks Terrible in Camp? That's Great! Sugar Ray: Mayweather-McGregor Will Sell, Not a Fight For Purists 50 Cent, Wilder Unite To Send Message To Mayweather, Joshua Photos: Michael Conlan, Saucedo, Mean Machine - Chicago Presser Video: Errol Spence Ready For War With Kell Brook in Sheffield Kamegai Vows To Be Aggressive, Go Toe To Toe With Miguel Cotto Video: Hearn Talks Joshua-Klitschko Rematch, Brook-Spence
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement