Pinoy sporting legend is "real life Tony Stark" says Kobe

Paul Lintag on Jun 01, 2017 10:48 AM
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During his introductory press conference at CSUN, Paras, who returned to the west coast after playing his freshman year in Creighton, told Los Angeles media that the 38-year-old Pacquiao is like the Iron suit-clad leader of the Avengers. Maybe just minus the attitude.

Manny Pacquiao is a man of many things.

Multi-billionaire, eight-division world boxing champion, Philippine senator, and for what it's worth, a PBA player/head coach.

For young Kobe Paras, who has known the Pacman through his father Benjie, Pacquiao might as well be Iron Man.

During his introductory press conference at CSUN, Paras, who returned to the west coast after playing his freshman year in Creighton, told Los Angeles media that the 38-year-old Pacquiao is like the Iron suit-clad leader of the Avengers.

Maybe just minus the attitude.

"He's like the real life Tony Stark," Paras said of Pacquiao via Steve Angeles of Balitang America.

"He's a boxer, a [billionaire, a [senator]. He's a [basketball] player and a coach. That's not something you see everyday but he's a great guy that's all I can say," he added.

Taking a small detour from his preparations for the FIBA 3x3 World Cup with Team Philippines to make an appearance in Los Angeles, Paras admits that he's also looking forward to seeing Pacquiao's next bout which is against Australian Jeff Horn for the WBO Welterweight world title on July 2.

"I know him well because of my [dad]," young Kobe said still talking about Pacquiao.

"I havent's seen him in a while but I'm excited for his next fight," he added.

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