Manny Pacquiao’s Anti-LGBTQ Comments Didn’t Cost Him His Boxing and Political Careers


Filipino boxing champion and politician Manny Pacquiao has managed to build an impressive level of success in both his chosen fields. However, in 2016, he made a statement about the LGBTQ community that outraged many people and could have threatened his future in the public eye. Somehow, he managed to find his way out of that scandal without missing a step.

Who is Manny Pacquiao?

Philippines Presidential Candidate and boxer Manny Pacquiao | Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

Manny Pacquiao was born in the Bukidnon province of Mindanao, Philippines, in 1978. He started boxing very youngand according to Biography, he left home when he was only a teen to pursue a career as a boxer. By the time he was 16 years old, he had his first professional fight against Edmund Ignacio.


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