Mike begins his journey travelling through Manny Pacquiao's homeland - the Philippines - to gauge a sense of what he means to this country of 93 million people.
His story is an amazing real-life fairytale on a scale that is even rare in the world of boxing.
Manny came from a very poor family and was raised by a single mother, so it is no surprise that in a nation where a third of the population live on less than a dollar a day - his rise to prosperity has been so captivating.
The Philippines also has a very profound Catholic culture and the fact that Manny kneels down in prayer before every fight, has had a massive impact on his appeal.
He is a devout Catholic whose faith in God had led him to have unprecedented success in the world of boxing.
Follow Mike as he traces this rags to riches story of a small town boy, who once sold doughnuts in the streets to feed his family.