Philippines, 20 Nov 2018
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


PACQUIAO CELEBRATES MILESTONES IN MAYWEATHER BOUT


PhilBoxing.com




LOS ANGELES - When Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao battles undefeated American welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. May 2 in Las Vegas, the World Boxing Organization 147-pound kingpin will be celebrating three significant events in his life and in the international sporting scene as well.

His 12-round welterweight unification showdown with the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council 147-pound titleholder marks his 20th year as a pro.

It, likewise, marks the 14th year’s partnership with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.

The fight, set at the MGM Grand Arena in the United States’ gambling city coincides with 40th anniversary of the final chapter of Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier trilogy known as “Thrilla In Manila” which up to this present time is still the talk of the town in the entire international sporting community.

“Oh yeah! Imagine, I have been in boxing pala for 20 years already. How time flies, really,” exclaimed the now 36-year-old father of five with wife and Sarangani Vice Gov., Jinkee during a mini-press conference given to a handful of media men following his training session Wednesday afternoon at the Wild Card Gym.

“Well, I have to thank God for giving me that long life and allowed my family to alleviate my life and that of my family from out humble beginning to what we are now,” Pacquiao said. “Thank you, too, Lord for giving me the opportunity to know coach Freddie, who guided me into becoming the first and only man on the planet to win 10 world championships in eight weight divisions.” he added.

Pacquiao even led the presscon attendees the singing of the Happy Birthday song in honor or Roach, who turned 55 that day.

“Salamat din po, Panginoon at nabigyan nin yo ako ng pagkakataon na makapagbigay pa ng karagdagang karangalan sa bansang Pilipinas at sa katagang Pilipino na naunang naibigay ni the Great Muhammad Ali at “Smokin” Joe Frazier, the principal actors in the Thrilla in Manila,” the Sarangani Congressman recalled.

“I would also like to express my gratitude to Floyd, considered as the greatest fighter of this era, for agreeing to fight and gifted me the honor of sharing with him the accolade which, before, was reserved only to Ali himself, Smokin Joe, Sugar Ray Robinson, Henry Armstrong and the very few others,”

“And because I am dedicating this coming fight to those important events, let me also solemnly promise our countrymen my very best to win the fight and do justice to the celebration of those events,” he vowed.

“Sana’y maiparating sa ating mga kababayan na ipanalangin nila na ako ang manalo upang lalong sumaya ang ating selebrasyon. Gaya nang sinasabi ko bago at matapos akong lumaban, and labang ito ay para sa inyo ar para sa makasaysayang pangyayaring ginugunita natin ngayon,” he said.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Eddie Alinea.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • CANELO ALVAREZ DISCUSSES HIS DESIRE TO BECOME A THREE-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • McGivern Secures Light Heavy Title the Hard Way at Historic Clacton-on-Sea Event
    By Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro, Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • Granite Chin Promotion presents Thanksgiving Eve show "Championship Boxing at The Armory"
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • Hard Hitting Promotions goes 5-for-5 this past Friday night in Philadelphia
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • Tori Nelson to defend UBF Middleweight title against Sanna Turunen in Saturday, December 1st
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • The GOAT boxing trainer..... Emanuel Steward
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • MANNY PACQUIAO RETURNS TO THE U.S. TO DEFEND HIS WBA WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE AGAINST ADRIEN BRONER
    By , Tue, 20 Nov 2018
  • Broner dangerous with attitude
    By Joaquin Henson, Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • SPORTS ROUNDUP 23: MAYWEATHER VS. NASUKAWA FIGHT WILL PUSH THROUGH ON NEW YEAR'S EVE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • Countdown on Pacquiao-Broner title encounter starts (NYC Photos)
    By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • WBC appeals to keep Olympic boxing
    By Joaquin Henson, Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • PHOTO: KRAMPAH LANDS IN CEBU
    By , Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • Serena Williams best overall tennis player ever
    By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • GM Dao-Ron rules 1st National Master Joshue Bolico Memorial "Tatluhan" chess team tourney
    By Marlon Bernardino, Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • WBC women’s convention a rousing success
    By Joaquin Henson, Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • MANNY PACQUIAO-ADRIEN BRONER TWO-CITY PRESS TOUR AVAILABLE LIVE ON SHOWTIME SPORTS YOUTUBE CHANNEL & SHOWTIME BOXING FACEBOOK PAGE
    By , Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • Aleksander Doskalchuk decisions Mikael Silander To retain his M-1 Challenge flyweight title
    By , Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • Quo vadis, Melo?
    By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • NBA -- Raptors Best Bulls, 122-83
    By Kristy Gonowon, Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • Yunusov stops Salinas in seven to remain undefeated
    By , Mon, 19 Nov 2018
  • SENIESA 'SUPERBAD' ESTRADA DEFEATS DEBORA RENGIFO TO CAPTURE VACANT WBC SILVER LIGHT FLYWEIGHT TITLE
    By , Sun, 18 Nov 2018
  • Michael Dutchover (12-0, 9 KOs) Stops Ruben Tamayo in the Third Round on Friday Night
    By , Sun, 18 Nov 2018
  • SPORTS ROUNDUP 22: LENNOX LEWIS CAN'T PREDICT WILDER-FURY WINNER
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 18 Nov 2018
  • Guiao’s Team Pilipinas faces acid test vs Jordan, Lebanon
    By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 18 Nov 2018


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.