THE Senate, through the resolution of Senator Sonny Angara, commended Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao for successfully defending his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight championship title.
In Senate Resolution No. 997, Angara said the 40-year-old boxing legend exhibited “discipline, determination and experience” to win 10 out of 12 rounds despite being 11 years older than Adrien Broner.
Angara said that with this recent performance, the Filipino sports icon proved to boxing fans and critics that the “Manny Pacquiao journey will still continue.”
“This recent win by the 40-year-old Filipino fighting senator is not only another layer in his future hall of fame legacy,” the senator added in the resolution he filed on Monday. “It also serves as an inspiration to all Filipinos that—with enough determination and perseverance—all of us can be world class talents.”
Pacquiao outclassed the 29-year-old Broner with a unanimous decision victory. The senator now has a record of 61 wins with 39 knockouts.
Pacquiao is chair of the Senate Committee on Sports and Angara is the vice chair.