Not your average everyman

People who know Manny Pacquiao say he's changed little, despite his success

Updated: March 12, 2010, 1:17 PM ET
By Shelley Smith | ESPN

It is a late February afternoon in Freddie Roach's cramped, musky gym in the middle of a strip mall off Vine Street in Hollywood. Dozens of patrons who wanted an old-school workout and had the five bucks to get in the door are punching heavy bags, skipping rope and shadow boxing.

Over in a corner, working the speed bags, is an 8-year-old boy, a 40-something woman and, between them, a man who has won seven world boxing titles at seven weight classes and is largely considered the best ...

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