WHAT is a day in the life of Manny Pacquiao like?
The eight-division world and current World Boxing Organization welterweight gamely went through an incredibly hard day’s work on Thursday (Manila Time) fulfilling his obligations.
An obvious darling of the international media, Pacquiao did a string of TV interviews in a schedule that respected columnist Kevin Iole remarked was packed to the point of being cruel, while Floyd Mayweather Jr. had a comparatively easier day and even noted that Manny was “doing a lot of media, talk shows, which is great. I prefer him to do it, so I can train.”
Longtime Pacquiao publicist Fred Sternburg provided a rundown of the unbelievably hard day.
7 a.m.: Sternburg arrived at Pacquiao’s Hancock Park home to find Pacquiao in his bedroom reading the Bible with his pastor.
7:20 a.m.: Breakfast at home.
7:45 a.m.: Pacquiao leaves home to head to downtown Los Angeles for the start of his day of promotional obligations.
8:40 a.m.: Pacquiao arrives at ESPN in Los Angeles and appears live on 10 different shows on various ESPN networks. Among them were First Take, SportsCenter and His & Hers, where he said he thought Ronda Rousey could beat Mayweather in an MMA fight. This session ended at 10:40 a.m.
11:05 a.m.: Pacquiao begins to walk the red carpet at Nokia Theater and does two hours nonstop of video interviews. Among them are live shots on the sets of CNN, ESPN’s SportsCenter (again), Televisa and TV Azteca in Mexico and GMA in the Philippines.allery
1:10 p.m.: Pacquiao heads downstairs at Nokia Theater and speaks to a large group of boxing writers for 35 minutes.
1:45 p.m.: Pacquiao heads upstairs at Nokia Theater for the news conference.
3 p.m.: After the news conference ends, Pacqiuao departs Nokia Theater and does live television shots with Univision and ABS-CBN of the Philippines. He turns down an opportunity to do yet another live appearance on SportsCenter because his schedule is so packed.
4:10 p.m.: He goes to Nat’s, a restaurant near the WildCard Gym, where he trains. He literally has seven minutes to eat his dinner.
4:25 p.m.: Pacquiao arrives at the WildCard Gym after dinner for another interview. This time, it is a sitdown interview for the preview show being put together. When he’s done, he and his crew take off down Hollywood Boulevard to get to the studio to tape a surprise appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
4:55 p.m.: Pacquiao arrives at Kimmel’s show and tapes his segment, a comedic skit in which he dresses as a security guard. He also meets actor Liam Neeson, who is a guest on the show, for the first time. Neeson narrated a movie about Pacquiao.
6:15 p.m.: After a 20-minute drive, Pacquiao arrives at a television studio in East Hollywood, where he is required to sign hundreds of boxing gloves and then tape a commercial. This process takes three hours.
9:45 p.m.: The commercial is finished and all the gloves are signed. A very weary Pacquiao, who had little to eat all day, gets home and gets to bed sometime after 10:30 p.m.