Originally Posted by markq
PEDs! Have you ever seen a filipino boxer win gold in the Olympics? It's not in the genes.
In Manny's country, boxing wasn't a sport they cultivated. The sport of boxing is big in counties like the US, GB or Cuba. There's a surge of interest and funding to help move this sport into the 21st century in PI after the huge success of Pac, but the main reason no one has won gold in the Olympics from this tiny island is based on not having the kind of boxing program other countries have put together for this particular sport. PEDs can't be the excuse for Pac man's successful and historic career as a prize fighter.