Pacquiao changed so much
By Robbie Pangilinan
Since 2008, I have covered Manny Pacquiao fights, missing only the Brandon Rios fight in 2013 as my doctor did not clear me for travel due to a heart condition. I am among the few Filipino media representatives given the opportunity to cover the fights of the People’s Champ.
Eight-division world champion Pacquiao will defend his WBO Welterweight Title against Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian in Macau, China on November 22. He defeated Brandon Rios November last year, and Timothy Bradley in March 2014. This is also the first HBO Pay-Per-View bout from outside the U.S.
Filipinos, who are boxing enthusiasts and Pacman fanatics, always look forward to well-reported news complete with thrilling details, side stories, sound analysis and commentaries. I had the chance to sit down in a dinner with the Pambansang Kamao, and in spite of his obvious jetlag, Pacquiao was very accommodating.
“Matangkad si Algieri, parang si Margarito,” he said. “Sana nga knockout.”Read more...