Manny Pacquiao, the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion, will visit Israel after his title defense fight against Timothy Bradley on June 9, according to his Jewish promoter Bob Arum in a report by JTA.

The Filipino boxer and is also an elected politician in the Phillipines, serving as senator of the Sarangani province.  He is considered one of the top two best pound-for-pound fighters by The  Ring magazine.

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Pacquiao is a devout Catholic.

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