Bob Dylan, Ashanti visit Pacman; Jessica to sing PH Anthem

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Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao received several unexpected celebrity visitors, Thursday, at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles where he was training for his rematch with American boxer Timothy Bradley on April 12.


Among the visitors are Grammy Award-winning musicians Bob Dylan and Ashanti.

On the same day, Pacquiao took to twitter to share his photo with Dylan, captioned, “After BOB DYLAN watched me train today, @FreddieRoach said, ‘I think A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall on @TimBradleyJr.’”

Dylan, who took up boxing in his later years in an effort to stay fit, is known for his songs “Blowin’ In The Wind” and “The Times They Are A-Changin.’”

Ashanti, who has accepted Pacquiao’s offer to sing America’s National Anthem for the rematch, dropped by to give Pacquiao a copy of her recently released “BraveHeart” album.

Pacquiao is no stranger to celebrity visitors while training at the Wild Card Gym.

Some personalities noted to have visited Pacquiao in the past include actors Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Mickey Rourke and basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, among others.


‘Talented’ Sanchez

“American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez will sing the Philippine National Anthem at the rematch between Pacquiao and Bradley.

Pacquiao announced this via Twitter on Saturday.


“The talented @JessicaESanchez will be singing the Philippine National Anthem at my fight with @TimBradleyJr on April 12,” read his post. Manila Bulletin

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