37-year-old eight-division world champion boxer and current Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao paid out of pocket for 1,000 homes to be built for the poor in his hometown.

“I’m so happy giving these houses free to my constituents in the Sarangani Province from my own pocket – more than thousand families are the beneficiaries,” he posted on Facebook.

Many of the millions used to finance the housing came from his ‘Fight of the Century’ with Floyd Mayweather on May 2, 2015. Though he lost by two judges scoring it at 116–112 and the other 118–110, he still was handsomely compensated for the highly-anticipated match.

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He has been dubbed the greatest Asian boxer, the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and the second highest-paid athlete in 2015. While he finishes his six-year term as Senator, he plans on financing still more houses in his childhood hometown.

“I will never forget where I came from. I thank God for allowing me to help other people,” the former Congressman wrote on Twitter.
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