Manny Pacquiao continues to touch lives outside of the boxing ring
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 10, 2019 05:30 PM
Manny Pacquiao was able to meet a different kind of fighter in 13-year old cancer patient Joshua Gabazon (Photo courtesy of Steve Angeles on Twitter)
Eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao continues to touch lives, even outside the boxing ring.
Earlier this week, while deep in preparation for his upcoming title bout against Keith Thurman, the Filipino boxing icon got to meet a fighter of a different sort in 13-year old Josh Gabazon.
While @MannyPacquiao is itching to do battle with Keith Thurman, 13-year-old Josh Gabazon is in the fight for his life vs stage 4 cancer. He met with the Pacman yesterday and the @MPac_Foundation is sending him and his family to Vegas for #PacThurman ???????? pic.twitter.com/2pJhD5QOty— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 9, 2019
Gabazon, a stage four cancer patient from Southern California, was able to meet with the reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion, and will also be attending the fight in Las Vegas, thanks to the Manny Pacquiao Foundation.
"It helps a lot to know that people actually want to help," said Gabazon.
Speaking of the Manny Pacquiao Foundation, the Filipino boxing icon's charity is giving fans a chance to meet Manny and be part of his entourage by helping out in rural towns in the Philippines.
Spend 3 days with me at my next big fight in Vegas! Starting at $10, you can enter the #PacManFightNight Sweepstakes @IfOnly and help support the @MPac_Foundation! #PacquiaoThurman https://t.co/YZO78pWbOr pic.twitter.com/ebgcnQogdd— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) June 25, 2019
A $10 donation to the Manny Pacquiao Foundation earns fans a raffle ticket for a chance to meet Pacquiao and be part of his fight night entourage in Las Vegas.
Apart from that, the foundation also announced a partnership with Rotary International to provide hundreds of people in Southern Philippines with housing.
The @MPac_Foundation is excited to announce a major project and partnership with @rotaryinternational! We are building low-cost homes for hundreds of people and you can be a part! Visit https://t.co/nYBVwbqcQr to help make a family’s dream come true! pic.twitter.com/bMn9BMqXyW— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) June 14, 2019
Manny Pacquiao will challenge Keith Thurman for the WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 20th (July 21s, Manila Time)
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The fight will also be available in the Middle East on https://tfc.tv/
ABS-CBN channel 2's free TV telecast will begin at 10 am. Replay will be at 3:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23.
The entire bout will be available on iWant beginning Monday, July 22.