Manny Pacquiao was sworn into congress in the Philippines this morning, in the southern province of Sarangani.
Pacquiao was elected earlier this year, and is hoping to bring great change to his native land.
He’s also hoping to square away what may be the biggest fight of his career, a bout against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. that could happen this coming November.
The pair almost had the contest last year, but it was halted when a dispute over Olympic style drug testing could not be resolved.
Pacquiao has since agreed to participate in the Olympic style testing, in the fourteen days leading up to the fight, which would likely take place at Cowboys Stadium in Texas, or in Las Vegas. Promoter Bob Arum claims that Manny is willing to have blood tests within 14 days of the fight, the cutoff point that Mayweather had agreed to in the first go-around.
The two sides are hard at work trying to make it happen.
Congress will convine this July in the Philippines.