(Eagle News)—The Palace on Sunday, Jan. 20, hailed Senator Manny Pacquiao, who retained the WBA welterweight title after beating Adrien Broner in a much-anticipated boxing match in Las Vegas.
“The Palace is one with the entire Filipino people in celebrating (Pacquiao’s) successful WBA welterweight title defense over American (Broner) ,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.
According to Panelo, while Pacquiao was 11 years older than his opponent, “the 40-year-old ‘Pambansang Kamao’ displayed his vintage form just like in his heyday and dominated Broner, who went back-pedalling, in full twelve rounds of battle.”
“We thank our pound-for-pound King for not only bringing honor and glory to our flag, but for once again uniting all Filipinos worldwide with his display of athleticism, power and Filipino pride,” Panelo said.
“Mabuhay ka, Manny! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!” Panelo added.
Pacquiao won by unanimous decision.
With Pacquiao’s win, his record improves to 67 victories, seven defeats and two draws.