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Liam Neeson Digs Into His Own Boxing Past For 'Manny' Documentary, About Ring Legend Manny Pacquiao

The Huffington Post UK

Posted: 17/11/2014

Long before Liam Neeson became Hollywood's go-to star for an action man of a certain age, he was an aspiring Irish actor, who also happened to have a swift left jab in him. Now, as he narrates the documentary 'Manny' (available on DVD today), telling the intriguing story of one of boxing's all-time greats, Liam delves back into his youth as a keen boxer himself, and tells HuffPostUK about the lasting influence of the sport on his career, and why he still tries to watch a match whenever he can...

As a boxing fan you must have been thrilled when you were asked to narrate the Manny documentary…
Oh yes. I am a big boxing fan and certainly I am a Manny Pacquiao fan. I was delighted to do it. I watched it the other night and I thought it was lovely. It was almost like a Shakespearian story. There were so many things that I never knew, like when he takes the team to where his home was and where the rebels were firing guns and all the rest of it. I was, ‘My God, that’s tough.’

What sparked your own interest in boxing?
I was nine and was at mass one Sunday morning and our parish priest Father Darragh announced from the pulpit, ‘Listen, I am starting a boxing club on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm,’ or something like that. ‘Send your boys up!’....

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW ON HUFFINGTON POST AT: http://www.huffingto..._n_6170232.html