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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Photo: Pacquiao and Rios Meets Yao Ming in Shanghai

Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Mexican former champion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios had the chance to meet NBA superstar, Yao Ming in Shanghai, China. Pacquiao and Rios are both in Shanghai for the promotion of their upcoming fight on November 23, 2013 in Macau, China.

I can see the delight from the eyes of Pacquiao while he stands next to the towering Yao Ming in the photo taken by Chris Farina of Top Rank. Pacquiao was really amazed with the giant NBA star beside him. Yao Ming also stares at Pacquiao below perhaps thinking how short the Pacman is.

Photo Credit: Chris Farina Top Rank

Pacquiao stands at 5 feet 6½ inches or 169cm while Yao Ming stands at 7.5 feet or 2.29 meters.

Pacquiao who also like to play basketball, told in his past interviews that basketball is his first love, and that if he has the height, he would choose basketball over boxing.

Prior to their promotional tour, Pacquiao has been playing basketball almost every day to build stamina, in his hometown in Southern Philippines. He considers playing basketball as part of his preparation before officially starts training camp for the Rios fight in August.

Meanwhile, Brandon Rios was all smiles as he poses for the photo on the other side of Yao Ming.

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