WATCH: Holy Land welcomes Filipino boxing great Pacquiao to Jerusalem

November 21, 2015 16:53

Eight time world champion tours Christian holy sites on his fourth visit to the region.

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Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao stands next to a sign during a visit to The Garden Tomb site outside Jerusalem's old city November 21, 2015. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao visited Jerusalem on Saturday.

Pacquiao toured with his family members The Garden Tomb site near Jerusalem's Old City.

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The Garden Tomb is revered by some Christians as the burial site and resurrection of Jesus.
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During the tour Pacquiao told Reuters that this is his fourth visit to the region.

"It is my belief to visit here every year, once a year; and it is nice to be here. This is my fourth time," said Pacquiao.

The Filipino boxer is recovering from surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff following his defeat to Floyd Mayweather in May.

Winner of world titles in eight different weight classes, the 36-year-old Pacquiao said in October that he is eyeing one final fight next year before retiring.
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