No matter what your opinions were on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, it seems that everyone still loves Manny. Born to humble origins, Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s down-to-earth attitude has won over legions of fans—and he has proven that boxing is not his only talent. The 36-year-old politician also has tried his hand in basketball, acting, and singing. Now he can also add IPSC to that list.
“It’s good because you can apply that focus on target, focus and discipline on yourself,” he commented on the sport.
Manny has a lifelong fascination with firearms, and he took that interest a step further a few years ago when he started participating in IPSC. He even has a customized 1911-style competition pistol made by the Philippine-based Metrillo Gun Corp. It features, among other things, a colorful boxing glove set against digital camo and an engraving of one of his proudest achievements—the 8-division world champion.
He also shoots machine guns for fun: