BOXING champion Manny Pacquiao returns home to Manila a week after he beat Joshua Clottey in their welterweight face-off at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas, USA.

Pacquuiao, and his wife Jinkee, arrived on Philippine Airlines flight around 5:41 a.m. and were welcomed at the airport by Nacionalista Party standard bearer Sen. Manuel Villar, former Environment Secretary Lito Atienza and former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson.

The pound-for-pound king was also greeted warmly by his three young children at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2.

A large convoy with police outriders took him to the New World Hotel, where he gave a brief speech to people who had been waiting hours to see him.

After breakfast, he will proceed to the Quiapo Catholic church to pray.

Earlier, a promoter said poor ticket sales have forced the cancellation of Pacquiao's concert on Sunday in Waikiki in Hawaii.

Only 603 tickets had been sold for the show at the Waikiki Shell just days after more than 45,000 people — the largest crowd to see a fight in the US in 17 years — watched Pacquiao retain his welterweight title against Clottey in Texas.

Pacquiao was going to earn $100,000 at the "Manny Pacquiao Live In Hawaii Concert Celebration." He made at least $12 million for last Saturday's fight. (Sunnex)