Hoping to lift the spirits of thousands of people left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan, cable operators set up TV screens inside a sports stadium, near a church and in other landmarks in the devastated region to broadcast Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao`s comeback fight.
From air-conditioned shopping malls and hotels to packed parks and covered public halls across the country, Filipinos erupted in celebration as boxer Manny Pacquiao won his record eighth world title on Saturday.
Manny Pacquiao has been given permission to fight for the final time by his mother and plans to take on undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr. later this year when the Filipino is likely to be a politician.
World champion Manny Pacquiao`s promoter Bob Arum will choose another opponent for the Filipino fighter after failing to reach a deal for the WBO welterweight title bout with American Floyd Mayweather.
Manny Pacquiao plans to sue Floyd Mayweather, the American’s father and Golden Boy Promotions in the next few days following a row over doping procedures, the Filipino world champion said in a statement on Friday.