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Manny Pacquiao marks 25th anniversary as professional boxer

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has celebrated his 25th anniversary as a professional boxer.
The boxer and now senator took to Instagram looked back on his early years as a boxer and how his life has changed.
The ‘People’s Champ’ posted a photo of himself when he was just a starting boxer.
“25 years ago today, I started my professional boxing career. I never imagined life would bring me to where I am now. I never dreamed of all the accomplishments my future would hold,” Pacquiao posted on Wednesday.
Pacquiao recalled how boxing shaped his life and brought him to places.
“Boxing changed my life forever. It lifted my family and I out of poverty, brought me places I never dreamed I would be, and provided me the opportunities to help others along the way,” he added.
The senator also thanked those who helped him through his boxing journey.
“However, I would not be where I am today if it were not for my family, who always stood beside me through the ups and downs; my coaches and team, who worked tirelessly to get us where we needed to be; my countrymen, who encouraged me and allowed me the privilege to represent our beloved country – the Philippines; and to all my fans around the world, who continually cheered me on and supported me,” he said.
“Manny Pac-Man Pacquiao has made it this far because of you, so I dedicate this day to all of you that have been there for me these past 25 years,” Pacquiao added.

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