In this April 21, 2015, photo, Filipino boxer, Joemarie Noynay, 19, poses inside a boxing gym in suburban Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. Noynay, who has won eight fights in the super bantamweight division, said, “I sometimes think of the hardships, but I tell myself, if Pacquiao can do it, I can do it, too.... I just need to train hard and pray to the Lord to realize my dreams and the dreams of my family.” Manny Pacquiao's rise from crushing poverty to global fame and fortune has inspired a whole generation of Filipino fighters, who look up to his legend as their dream and boxing as a ticket out of harsh lives and uncertainties. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao’s rise from crushing poverty to global fame and fortune has inspired a whole generation of Filipino fighters, who look up to his legend as their dream and boxing as a ticket out of harsh lives and uncertainties.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,