The struggle of watching (and supporting) Manny Pacquiao

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The date read November 19, 2006. It was an early Sunday morning when my dad and I made our way to the Blue Eagle Gym tucked inside the confines of the Ateneo de Manila University campus. The outside perfectly captured its essence. It’s a legendary gym but dated with its infrastructure. Aircon was non-existent. The scoreboard looked like it came from the 1970s. The banners that surrounded the…