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  • The unveiling of Pacquiao's wax figure has been delayed
  • Pacquiao considers wax figure recognition a different way to represent the Philippines
  • Pacquiao remains mum on next fight

Manny Pacquiao is eager to see how his Madame Tussauds wax figure will come out, but the Filipino boxing icon will have to wait.

It appears that there has been a slight delay in plans. Once it is unveiled, Pacquiao will become the second Filipino to be included at the famous Madame Tussauds.

The first one was 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach which was revealed in March 2019. She showed it off via her Instagram account.

Before 2019 came to a close, Pacquiao was announced by Madame Tussauds Hong Kong museum as the next Filipino icon that would be included in the museum via their official Instagram account.

Clips on how it was made were shown, something that took six hours to do. Pacquiao was surprised at the process with the Madame Tussauds paying close attention to detail.

"I didn’t know it took a lot of work for the Madame Tussauds team to measure someone for their wax figure. I guess that’s what makes it so realistic," Pacquiao said in a report from Rappler.com.

For Pacquiao, it was an honor on his end since it allowed him to represent the country differently. He and Wurtzbach join a wide list of wax figures of cultural icons, superstars, and celebrities.

"It was an unforgettable experience. I thought it would be one hour or two hours but it was a detailed process – the way they did the wax figure,” Pacquiao added.

Pacquiao remains busy attending to the needs of the Philippines at the moment. Already plagued by the coronavirus, the Filipino senator is expected to have his hands full anew following the destruction left by “Typhoon Ulysees” (internationally known as Vamco).

There remains no official word on what the "Pac-Man" has lined up next. A boxing match with Conor McGregor is reportedly in the works and will go down sometime in 2021.

Aside from McGregor Mikey Garcia, Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia have been mentioned as potential next opponents for Pacquiao.

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WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao looks on during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on January 16, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will defend his title against Adrien Broner on January 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Getty Images/Ethan Miller
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