Friday, November 19, 2010

Manny Pacquiao: The boxing champ and his singing career

Eighth-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is striking while the iron is hot.
After winning against Mexican Antonio Margarito, Pacquiao headed to Lake Tahoe, Nevada and Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, California for his musical concerts.
In CA, over 250 fans eagerly waited for the concert of the 31-year-old Philippine congressman. One avid fan reportedly paid a total of $1,000 for his family to meet Pacquiao.
It was reported that fans paid as much as much as $150 a ticket to get a chance to have a photo with their boxing idol.
Although the People's Champ was able to sign autographs and pose for photos with the fans before the concert, he immediately headed back to Los Angeles after the concert, reports say.
Dismayed fans who did not get the opportunity to come close to the boxing champ felt misled by the concert producers. They showed a printed statement on the ticket that says, "Good for one official Manny Pacquiao photo. Keep this ticket to redeem your photo."
Disgruntled fans want a refund of their ticket payment, and threatened to file a small claims suit if they do not get a refund.
In another story, Pacquiao is being sued by a RBM Group International before the L.A. County Superior Court for renegading on his recording contract, says TMZ Sports.
A $10-million lawsuit was filed by the company because the Filipino boxing champ failed to comply with the stipulations of his 2009 recording contract.
Pacquiao was already issued a $40,000 check for the first two songs but he refused to record the music, according to report.
Manny Pacquiao will arrive in Manila on 20 November where he will surely be welcomed as a hero, as is usually done after gaining victory.
He will also receive a red carpet treatment in the Congress when he resumes work as Representative of Sarangi province.
Aside from his boxing, music, and political careers, Pacquiao is also an actor, television host, book author, and commercial endorser, notably by Nike.
Watch the boxing champ in his Lake Tahoe concert in the video below.


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