Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Congressman Manny Pacquiao Congratulates Filipino Boxing Champions
By Alon Calinao Dy: Eight-division World Champion and WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) is going to fight on May 2nd against WBA/WBC Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KO) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It's the fight of the century! But before it takes place, Pacquiao extends his support to Filipino boxing champs and congratulates Nietes, Donaire, and Pagara for giving honor in the country.
Donnie Nietes defended well his title against Gilberto Parra of Mexico last Saturday. Guess what? He is at present the longest reigning Filipino WBO light-flyweight title holder. I mean the longest Filipino champion in the Philippines who has fought and successfully secured his crown.
Former world champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire showed his boxing skills when he displayed amazing left uppercuts and hooks against the Brazilian boxer William Prado that ended their Pinoy Pride fight in just second round.
Albert "Prince" Pagara remains unbeaten and defeated his Mexican opponent Rodolfo Hernandez in the undercard of Pinoy Pride 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. He is still a young and courageous fighter. Filipino boxing fans will see his fights for quite some time.