Malacañang lauded on Sunday, April 10, Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao as he won against American boxer Timothy Bradley via a unanimous decision.
All three judges scored 116-110 in favor of Pacquiao, who faced Bradley for the third time inside the boxing ring at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
“Manny Pacquiao has done the Filipino nation proud again by winning decisively against Timothy Bradley,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said in a statement.
“We applaud and thank him for demonstrating anew that the Filipino has the courage and skill to compete in the global arena,” the Palace official added.
This is the final battle of Pacquiao as he plans to retire from his boxing career.
He has said that he would be concentrating on his career as politician when he hangs up his gloves.
The 37-year-old boxer is eyeing a seat in the Senate in the May 9 national elections.
He is the incumbent congressman of the lone district of Sarangani.