The whole nation was ecstatic yesterday, November 24, as Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao emerged victorious in his 12-round bout with Brandon Rios in Cotai Arena, Macau.
According to a report from PEP.ph, Manny admiited that his opponent was “much slower,” but that doesn't mean it was an easy fight, either.
“I don't want to get caught in the last round. It is hard. Let's give credit to them. Rios is a good fighter and a good opponent,” Manny was quoted as saying.
He also dedicated his fight to super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) victims. In fact, it was revealed that the boxing champ will be heading to Tacloban city, one of the most severeley affected areas, after his fight.
“After the fight, we are all brothers and sisters. Thank you to all the fans, who came here tonight and witnessed a good fight. My time is not over. This fight is for all the people affected by the typhoon,” Pacman said.
In a separate article, PEP.ph reports that Manny has two more fights lined up for 2014, which was confirmed by Top Rank promotions founder Bob Arum.
“Manny will fight two times next year, once in April and once probably in November. I want him to fight once in the United States and once in Macau,” he revealed.
“We’re always amenable to the Mayweather fight,” the 82-year-old boxing promoter added.
(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)