Quote: "I stopped singing... I like singing. I love music... but I don't think music loves me. My first album was platinum in the Philippines, so that's good enough." Boxer Manny Pacquiao announces his retirement from music.
Fact: A pair of blood-stained shorts boxer Manny Pacquiao wore during his victorious bout with Timothy Bradley last weekend (12Apr14) has sold at a charity auction for $40,000 (£25,000), reports Tmz.com. The funds raised will benefit victims of the super typhoon which swept the sportsman's native Philippines in January (14).
Fact: Filipino boxer and entertainer Manny Pacquiao's wife is pregnant with the couple's fifth child. The baby boy, who is due at the end of this month (Apr14), will be called Israel. Pacquaio is hoping the baby doesn't arrive early because he is currently training for a welterweight clash with Timothy Bradley. The fight takes place in Las Vegas next week (12Apr14).
Fact: Boxer and singer Manny Pacquiao youngest daughter is called Queen Elizabeth. She's named after Helen Mirren's character in The Queen - one of the fighter's favourite films.
Fact: The big fight between boxers Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton brought out the stars on Saturday night (02May09) - celebrities including Mariah Carey, JAY-Z, Sean Combs, Denzel Washington, Adam Sandler and Mark Wahlberg were all ringside at the Las Vegas match to watch Pacquiao knock out Brit Hatton in just two rounds.
Fact: Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao is working out ahead of his big fight with Brit Ricky Hatton using actor Mickey Rourke's old gym gear. The Wrestler star donated punching bags and weightballs to coach FREDDIE ROACH's Wild Card gym in Los Angeles when he quit boxing - and that's where Pacquiao is training for his 2 May (09) showdown.