Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao Meets K-Pop Idol Jackson Wang

Manny Pacquiao once again rubs elbows with a new Korean celebrity!

Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao has met with South Korean rapper-singer Jackson Wang!

In one of the photos he shared on social media on July 22, 2023, Manny was shown handing a pair of golden boxing gloves with his signature to Jackson. 

The rest were group photos, which included his wife Jinkee.

“Nice meeting you @jacksonwang852g7,” he wrote in the caption.

Jackson, a Hong Kong national, is a member of the K-pop boy band GOT7.

Manny’s growing list of Korean idols he met

A boxing legend himself, Manny has previously made headlines for spending time with several Korean A-list stars.

In April, he met the cast of the hit South Korean variety show “Running Man,” one of the TV programs he appeared in during his last visit to the country.

Kapamilya star Ryan Bang even served as the translater between Manny and the “Running Man” cast members Yoo Jaesuk, Haha, Jee Seokjin, Kim Jongkook, Song Jihyo, Jeon Somin and Yang Sechan. The cast members visited Manny’s mansion and even featured it on their show.

READ: “Running Man” Sets Full Feature Of Manny Paquiao’s House

Other photos showed the Filipino athlete speaking with Song Jihyo and having a boxing match with Kim Jongkook.

In the past, Manny also appeared on the variety show “Knowing Bros,” alongside Sandara Park and K-pop star Kim Yohan.

That was not the first time that Manny appeared in a Korean variety show. In 2017, he also guested on the now-defunct “Infinite Challenge,” also hosted by Yoo Jaesuk and Haha.

Meanwhile, in December 2022, Manny and Jinkee met and had dinner with K-Drama star Ji Chang Wook. 

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