MANILA - World boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao is set to open boxing academies in China and help train its boxers.
In an interview on "Mornings@ANC," Pacquiao said that he is partnering with China in setting up boxing academies in different parts of the country.
The academy shall be appropriately named "The Manny Pacquiao Boxing Education Institute."
"We start in Beijing tapos sa buong China yung plano," he said.
"Tuturuan [at para] i-share ko yung knowledge ko about boxing and yung pangalan ng Academy ay Manny Pacquaio Boxing Education Institute."
Pacquiao shared that there are a lot of players in China who are interested to know more about boxing.
He said that with the academy, they will be able to impart knowledge and basics needed to play the sport well.
"For the Chinese boxers, nakikita ko na marami silang mga boxers pero kailangan lang ng knowledge about boxing [at] turuan ng basic para magsimula."
He said the same can done in the Philippines if there will be enough support given to help young boxers.
"Sa Pilipinas naman wala tayong problema pero kailangan natin ng support to promote and help other young boxers para natin sila matulungan," he said.
"May tinutulungan na tayo diyan sa Pilipinas pero konti lang --sa abot ng ating makakaya."