Apparently, basketball and boxing have nothing in common apart from the letter “B” in their names. Yet, Manny Pacquiao, the Senetor of Philippines and current WBA Welterweight title holder of the world will bring these two names together. That too, during his own fight the next year. Namely, the Pacquiao-Broner fight that’s coming up next in the boxing calendar for this legend!
What’s This About?
Apparently, Manny Pacquiao is a huge basketball and UP Fighting Maroons fan. After 32 years the Maroons have finally qualified for the UAAP finals. This has got many fans all pumped up and Pacquiao is most certainly one of them.
As per the official photographer of Pacquiao (Wendell Alinea), The one and only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao will make sure of the seat in the gallery for the Fighting Maroons. That is if they win the UAAP title against Ateneo Blue Eagles.
The Filipino legend will cash in his WBA welterweight title against the infamous Adrien Broner this January at the MGM Grand.
On his Facebook post, Alinea wrote –
“My boss supports the UP Maroons. He just said he’ll sponsor the whole team to watch his upcoming fight in Vegas if they beat the Blue Eagles at this year’s UAAP finals.”
How cool is that?
However, we believe that is indeed a very big task to ask for from the Maroons. Especially, considering the current form of the Blue Eagles. Although both teams are great, Blue Eagles are the clear favorites here.
Anteneo did the initial blow in by barely edging past UP, 88-79. Just one more win and the second title is there for him. But still, this season the Fighting Maroons have exceeded all expectations. We most certainly hope they’ll surpass our expectations once more. Let’s go Maroons.
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