Pacquiao Pushes For Death Penalty

Watch: Pacquiao Pushes For Death Penalty of Heinous Crimes in First Privilege Speech

Published On August 9, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News, Boxing Views and Opinion

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao pushes for death penalty for the worst crimes during his first privilege speech as Senator in his home country of the Philippines.

Boxing star Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao is scheduled to return to the ring on November 25th at the Thomas and Mack Centre in Las Vegas – but has been busy in political duties at home in the meantime.

Pacquiao, a devout Catholic man and deep believer in God, caused some controversy when he backed the restoration of the death penalty for “the most heinous” crimes that destroy peoples’ lives.

The was also a moment where Pacquiao mentioned:

“We just have to kick the chair.”

This brought about some laughs from those in attendance, but Pacquiao later apologised when another Senator pointed out that the death penalty is not a joking matter.

From a boxing perspective, Pacquiao has said that his upcoming fight training will need to be accommodated around his political duties.

Opponents that have been mooted as potential adversaries for the bout on November 25th include the likes of Terence Crawford and Jessie Vargas, with Vargas the front runner at this particular time it would seem.

For Pacquiao’s first privilege speech in full yesterday – you can catch it here courtesy of the folks at YouTube:

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Niall Doran
Founder of Boxing News and Views (@NiallerDoran). Writer at the Huffington Post. Digital marketing guy. Journalist. Irish tech entrepreneur. Avid Yellow M&M's hound. Favourite boxing related quote: "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali

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