“It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up magazine.”

Those were the words of a young rap artist named Biggie Smalls one time.

Real name Christopher Wallace.

Boxing is a sport perhaps like no other that characterizes this concept of people fulfilling objectives, goals and dreams and the inevitable ups and downs along the way in the journey of life.

Amateur and professional.

Whether that’s a boxer capturing Olympic Gold for their country, or for a professional fighter, the rare few, who can say one time when all is said and done, that they were the champion of the world one time.

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao’s tale of overcoming poverty and adversity on his road to becoming the world champion, and ultimately, a born again Christian, is one of legend.

But, a very real one.

This post here from Pacquiao can be translated into English as the following:

“I seemed to think it was just a dream, but it came true.”

Pacquiao, a man who represents fighting spirit of his particular generation like very few.

An eight-weight world champion and a great success story and proponent for you chasing your dreams and goals.

Whatever they are for you, the individual.

Never give up. It don’t work like that.

Keep on trucking until the end.

That’s the way it goes.

Pacquiao above tangible proof.

Here are some of his greatest moments in the boxing ring:

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