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At Home With Boxer Manny Pacquiao

Bob Simon takes you inside the world of "Pacman," where throngs of Filipinos gather at the gates of boxer Manny Pacquiao
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President Obama isn't the only politician featured on "60 Minutes" this Sunday: meet Filipino congressman Manny Pacquiao. But Bob Simon didn't travel 8,500 miles just to profile a politician. "Pacman" is also one of the best boxers the world has ever seen.

In his "60 Minutes" report this week, Bob Simon told us the great rags-to-riches story of Pacquiao's life. Raised dirt poor in the Philippines by a single mom, he literally fought his way out of poverty. Pacquiao has since earned millions, becoming the first fighter to win world champion titles in seven different weight divisions. Today, crowds wait outside the boxer's gates, hoping for handouts.

In his conversation with "60 Minutes Overtime" editor Ann Silvio, Simon takes us to the Philippines, where young and old gather to watch Pacquiao's fights. This wasn't Simon's first dispatch from the streets of the Philippines - 24 years ago, he reported on the Filipino revolution of 1986 for CBS News. What Simon saw then, he sees now: an entire nation, galvanized.

What's your take on congressman Pacquiao? Is he the best fighter in history?

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