Pacman is a Messi Fan
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 04, 2015 09:28 PM
(Messi photo courtesy of fcbarcelona.com)
Manny Pacquiao has become one of the world’s most popular boxers in history.
An eight-division world champion and pound for pound one of the best to ever enter the ring, Pacquiao has not only given the Philippines tons of reasons to be proud, but his skill and accomplishments have garnered him the respect and admiration of thousands all over the world.
From celebrities to athletes alike, many have already been vocal about their support for “The People’s Champ”.
This time however, Pacman is the one who’s expressed his admiration for a fellow athlete: Argentina and FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.
In a quote from FIFA.com,Pacquiao said that he does in fact enjoy watching football, and thinks highly of Leo Messi.
"I always watch football. My team is Argentina. Leo Messi is unbelievable.”
And who can blame Manny? The 27-year old Argentinian has been stellar as of late, leading Barcelona to the top of the La Liga standings, and has broken record after record after record.
In fact, Messi was just voted in as ESPN FC’s Player of the Month for March, and honor he’s claimed three times in the last four months.
Messi will be coming back from injury just in time to strengthen the Barca lineup for the rest of the UEFA season, while Manny Pacquiao is deep into his training camp for the highly anticipated megafight between himself and Floyd Money Mayweather this coming May 2nd. (May 3rd, Manila time)