Boxer and entertainer Manny Pacquiao is suing a Filipino journalist for libel.
The sports icon has filed papers against esteemed Asian Correspondent writer Edwin G. Espejo over an article in his Pacquiao Watch column.
In the piece, Espejo reported that a dealer in stolen cars had found refuge in the boxing champion's mansion.
Pacquiao's lawyers filed the libel suit on Monday (05Mar12) in Manila, prompting a defiant Espejo to state, "I'll stand by my story."
The boxer is currently training in America for an upcoming fight with Timothy Bradley.