Manny Pacquiao receives hero's welcome in ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 29, 2019 09:35 AM
(Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN PR on Twitter: @ABSCBNpr)
Eight-division boxing world champion and newly-crowned WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao recieved a hero's welcome Sunday at the ABS-CBN compound a week after his impressive victory over Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 40-year old Pacquiao bested the much-younger Thurman via Split Decision to add yet another title to his already impressive list of accolades.
With the Kapamilya network being the official broadcaster of Pacquiao's bout, it was only fitting that they threw the Champ a victory party of sorts.
The Filipino boxing legend was welcomed by fans and members of the media upon his arrival and went on do some media rounds and meet with ABS-CBN executives.
Welcome home, Kapamilya! After his sensational win over Keith Thurman, the People’s Champ Sen. Manny Pacquiao is here in ABS-CBN! pic.twitter.com/IiYAoFnIII— ABS-CBN PR (@ABSCBNpr) July 28, 2019
8-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao having a friendly chat with ABS-CBN executives Sunday morning. pic.twitter.com/eY6pGTNYAr— Dennis Gasgonia (@dggasgo) July 28, 2019
Interview with the People’s Champ today ? pic.twitter.com/svHq9TkrjQ— Ganiel Krishnan (@KrishnanGaniel) July 28, 2019
Up next for the boxer-slash-senator was a guesting on ASAP, ABS-CBN's widely popular Sunday noontime variety show, and he sure did make on heck of an entrance!
After he was greeted with cheers and confetti in a mini motorcade in ABS-CBN, Sen. Manny Pacquiao took the @ASAPOFFICIAL stage to thank the entire nation for supporting him. Viewers also saw the live performance of #GalingNatinIto, the theme of ABS-CBN’s National Cheer Campaign! pic.twitter.com/8A0RUGbR5q— ABS-CBN PR (@ABSCBNpr) July 28, 2019
Manny also joined some of the biggest stars on stage for a rendition of Galing Natin Ito, the theme of ABS-CBN's National Cheer Campaign.
By the looks of it, Pacquiao is likely done for the year in terms of in-ring action and says he will be focusing on his responsibilities as a statesman. He is however, targeting a return to the ring in January of 2020.