Friday, March 14, 2014
Legends meet: Pacquiao, Dylan
By Dan Rafael
Music icon Bob Dylan visited Manny Pacquiao at the Wild Card Boxing Club.
Music legend Bob Dylan once wrote an entire song, “Hurricane,” about the plight of middleweight Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.
On Thursday, Dylan -- who is a boxing fan -- wasn’t singing about a boxer but rather was in Los Angeles in attendance at trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood to watch the great Manny Pacquiao train.
They took time out to take a photo together and chat. Dylan, who used to train in a boxing gym, told Pacquiao how much he admired him, and Manny told Dylan how humbled he was that he had taken time out to come watch him train.
Pacquiao is getting ready for his rematch with welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley Jr. -- who got a gift decision in their controversial first fight -- on April 12 (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao began the American phase of his camp Monday after doing the first portion of his training in the Philippines.