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Manny Pacquiao transcends boxing

Updated: November 12, 2010, 8:50 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- When Manny Pacquiao arrived in the United States in 2001 he was an obscure fighter from the Philippines known only to the hardest of hard-core boxing fans as a guy who had held the flyweight title for 10 months between late 1998 and 1999.

A decade later Pacquiao is a household name, the record-breaking pound-for-pound king who has transcended boxing.

He fights. He sings. He smiles.

He's a congressman in the Sarangani province of ...

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