Manny Pacquiao makes a remarkable statement on how he has tried all kinds of drugs in the past when asked questions about supporting a crackdown on drug dealers in his native country of the Philippines.
Pacquaio was speaking on the country’s president Rodrigo Duterte’s fight against drugs, that has seen a large number of both drug dealers and users killed in recent times.
The boxer was supportive of the president and said he was a “nice guy”.
The substance abuse Pacquiao was referring to about himself he said was happening for years before he ever became a world champion.
Here’s part of Pacquiao’s admission on television:
This will come as startling news to some of his fans.
However those that followed Pacquiao’s career closely will know he enjoyed to party in between fights and so forth, but perhaps not to this level before he became a champion.
From a boxing perspective, Pacquiao returns to action in November against Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas to defend his WBO welterweight title.
The card is expected to have three other world title fights too.
Pacquiao is balancing a lot in the lead up to the fight in terms of his political duties and training. Here’s an insight into how he’s doing it:
See Manny Pacquiao the Senator, the Boxer and the Preacher. #PacVargas pic.twitter.com/oxat3wHoEf
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiaoTR) September 28, 2016
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