Manny Pacquiao looking into becoming ... a professional wrestler?

Kevin Iole
Boxing
Manny Pacquiao is best known as a superstar boxer. He's also a pro basketball coach and player. He's a member of Congress in the Philippines. He's a professional recording artist. But is he about to become a professional wrestler? (Ping Nepo/Top Rank)

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Manny Pacquiao is best known as a superstar boxer. He's also a pro basketball coach and player. He's a member of Congress in the Philippines. He's a professional recording artist. But is he about to become a professional wrestler? (Ping Nepo/Top Rank)

Manny Pacquiao is a man of many talents. He's best known, of course, for being one of the greatest boxers in the world. He's an eight-division champion and a surefire bet for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame upon his retirement.

But Pacquiao is far more than just a fighter. He's a member of Congress in the Philippines and has aspirations of higher political office. He's been mentioned as a future president. He's a player/coach in the Philippine Basketball League, he's a recording artist and a well-known pitch man. A movie on his life has been released. He's also serving as a judge in the Miss Universe pageant in Miami Beach, Fla., on Sunday.

He's in the midst of talks to line up what would be the richest fight in boxing history, a long-awaited and hoped for match against pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

But Pacquiao apparently still has time to ponder a career change. Recently, he worked out with the hope of becoming a professional wrestler. He was even given assistance by legendary comedian Garry Shandling. 

So, how did it go? Well, you'll have to watch the video below to find out. 

 

Manny Pacquiao Becomes A Professional Wrestler from Funny Or Die

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