Manny Pacquiao has decided to make a few lifestyle changes. The man who is widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world recently announced that he is giving up his involvement in cockfighting, clubbing, and gambling so that his soul will not end up in hell when he dies.
“I am no longer in the vice business,” Pacquiao said according to SuperSport.com. “I’ve sold my shares in a big nightclub along with my shares in a Manila casino outlet.”
Pacquiao is one of the richest men in the Philippines. He owns shares in a Manila casino, a nightclub, and a bar, but is selling all of them. He also reportedly owns over 1,000 roosters, which are worth around $700,000 and he is giving away to his friends.
“I realize I was a weak person before. If I had died I believe my soul would have ended in hell,” he said. “I had faith, but I was doing things which were against the will of God.”
Manny has become a goodwill ambassador of the church and says he and his wife read the bible every day at home. The Catholic Church of the Phillipines asked him to become its ambassador next month, which Pacquiao described as a “daunting task” that he will accept with “all humility.”
Clearly, the 32-year-old has no intention of ending up like Oscar De La Hoya later in life.Google+