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Manny Pacquiao to open ‘boxing schools’ in China

/ 11:09 AM August 27, 2014
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Manny Pacquiao. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino boxing champion and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao will open boxing schools in China in cooperation with its national government.

In a television interview, Pacquiao said that the school would be named the “Manny Pacquiao Boxing Education Institute” and its first campus would be opened in Beijing.

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Pacquiao said that he would share his knowledge to Chinese boxers, adding that they need to be taught about the basics of the sport.

“Nakikita ko na marami silang boxers pero kailangan lang ng knowledge about boxing, and turuan ng basics. I think they can produce also champion boxers,” Pacquiao said.

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(I see that they have many boxers but they need to be taught the basics of boxing. I think they can produce also champion boxers.)

When asked about the possibility of opening a “Manny Pacquiao Boxing Academy” in the country, Pacquiao said that what Filipino boxers needed was support.

“Wala naman tayong problema. Kailangan natin ng support to promote and help young boxers,” Pacquiao said.

(We do not have a problem. What we need is support to promote and help young boxers.)

The lawmaker also said that the move would foster cooperation between the Philippines and China.

Pacquiao is in China for a press tour for his upcoming World Welterweight Championship fight on November 22 against American boxer Chris Algieri.

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