MANILA (AFP) - Fans in the Philippines on Sunday roared their approval and rose to their feet imitating the punches of Manny Pacquiao as they declared that their idol was still a boxing force at the age of 40 with his stunning victory over American Keith Thurman.
Thurman trying to make this look like a career-defining bout for him. Manny is 40 and way past his prime, but for Keith to underestimate the man would be a mistake and a career-altering loss. Talk is cheap. Manny is a machine even at 40 and could wear Thurman down. Punches in bunches will win this fight.
An exciting showdown looms in the third leg of the Philippine Racing Commission’s Triple Crown Series at the MetroTurf Racing Complex this Sunday as six of the country’s best three-year-old thoroughbreds, led by the series’ first two winners Real Gold and Boss Emong, clash.
The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) reiterated that it has nothing to do with the embattled Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) Foundation, Inc., a private body that aimed to organize the 30th SEA Games, but is now the subject of investigation due to alleged irregularities.
The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizational Committee (PHISGOC) Foundation Inc. has complied with all the directives issued by President Duterte on the conduct of the biennial sports competition, and has put in place safeguards to ensure that funds for the event are all accounted for and properly spent.