Manny Pacquiao Shows Compassion for Jorge Linares

Manny Pacquiao is an international sports icon for more reasons than his boxing talent. His generosity, friendliness, and outgoing personality endears him to fans. Most people can tell that he has a good heart. They can see that when he gives away prizes on his game show, it’s not for good publicity — it’s because he enjoys helping others.

But if you doubted Pacquiao’s kind nature, your feelings likely changed if you saw episode 1 of Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez 24/7.

In the show, Pacquiao is seen sparring with 26-year-old lightweight Jorge Linares. Linares lost last weekend to Antonio DeMarco at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and Pacquiao was ringside to watch his training buddy. Following the 11th round TKO, Pacquiao entered the dressing room where he told Linares he was broken hearted over the loss.

Pacquiao then hugged Linares, whose bloody face left a stain on Pacquiao’s shirt. Linares pointed out the stain he left on Manny’s shirt, but Pac Man dismissed it. As a guy who had to beg for food on the streets in the Philippines, Manny is not influenced by material possessions. He offered some encouragement for Linares before departing.

His actions may not seem like much, but just from that brief moment you can tell what kind of person Manny is. He’s a gentle creature who participates in a violent sport. He sometimes refuses to finish his opponents if he feels they’ve taken too much punishment. And when he sees a person about whom he cares losing in the ring, it breaks his heart.

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  • http://twitter.com/Twit_Nab_ Abel Abacan

    Good article Mr. Brown. This is the reason why Manny Pacquiao is the the greatest athlete that grace the sport of boxing. 

  • Anonymous

    Larry Brown was a coach in the ABA and NBA. He’s a Tar Heel 4 ever and has coached the Nuggets, Nets, Sixers, yada-yada and lastly, MJ’s team. He’s also a Hall of Famer. If I’m not mistaken, the only coach to win championship in college & NBA. Member of 1969 ABA championship and 64 Tokyo Gold Medal Team for the Philippines (LoL)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dexterbenedico Dexter Dex

    the pacman has a magnanimous heart..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000064267664 Abraham Calpatura

      peoples champion indeed !!!! keep inspiring others and continue being a good model to everyone>not as an athlete but as good human being! MABUHAY PACMAN!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7AOMNN2VK3VF3X3ZNP6ZJRR6NE StargazeR

    jorge’s skill was awesome, if it wasn’t for the fact that being such a bleeder. he would have won 12 rounds to none..

  • http://twitter.com/JoeThug Joe Thug

    That’s my man.. a real heart of a champion…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688328119 Ernani Medenilla

    pacquiao knows the hungry stomach, the pain of losing, and the meaning of true friendship.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.s.manalansan Michael Stangl Manalansan

    How can someone beat Pacman when he gets all the positive vibes?  Kindness is great power. Filipinos maybe poor but rich in good deeds.

  • http://twitter.com/CharlesHo7 Charles Bacalla Ho

    This is the global arena where Manny Pacquiao’s universe is bigger than Mayweather.  There’s no comparison. Manny Pacquiao’s name transcends boxing.  Mayweather’s name starts and ends in the ring, ironically he only wins by trash talking and running away in the ring while PACMAN fights like a real warrior Mayweather can only envy. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bulky-Grapix/100003088667852 Bulky Grapix

    now I’m not only a big fan, but a very huge fan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dundee-Duque/100001709648746 Dundee Duque

    This  scene is so touching … no wonder why Pacquiao always win the heart of the fans . He has a good heart .

  • Gil Mejia

    Please notify Linares  that the reason he lost was because of persistent heavy oozing of blood from round 6 and up, he probably lost more or less 2 pints of blood that made him weaker and slower. His cutman/cutmen did not do a good job and is not acceptable. I know Linares is devastated but he has all the quality to bounced back. He needs to believe in himself, add more power and get a new cutman. I love to see a rematch!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5YWHPWQTEFITGQR64P7EXCMGI fe

    technically boxing wise Linares showed skills. bleeding/cut easily is a big factor…more power to linares..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5YWHPWQTEFITGQR64P7EXCMGI fe

    technically boxing wise Linares showed skills. bleeding/cut easily is a big factor…more power to linares..

  • Anonymous

    His such a sweetheart that he couldnt admit Marquez whooped his ass on their 3rd fight. He can pray all he wants and sing his sweet heart out, but he knows he lost and if he was a complete generous, compassionate fella, he would have not accepted false victory, even the Filipino fans booed him at the arena.

  • Ren Nograles

    @tonyrios..you are a crap! you dont know what you are talking about! you should become a boxing judge first to validate what you are saying. in the first fight with Marquez, did Pacquiao complained on the judge that erred in scoring???

  • http://twitter.com/b475 ben

    yes pacroid did complain.