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The people's champ, boxer Manny Pacquiao

Boxer Manny Pacquiao was an obscure fighter from the Philippines, when he first arrived in the U.S. in 2001. Since then, he has become a record-breaking champion boxer who has transcended the sport. Now serving as a congressman in the Sarangani province, Pacquiao may have an eye on the presidency of the Philippines.

Meantime, he's due to meet Mexico's Antonio Margarito in the ring on Saturday for the world junior-middleweight title fight at Cowboys Stadium.

NBC's Adrienne Mong reports on the long road Pacquiao took from a village in the Philippines to Cowboys Stadium.