Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao’s defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero.

Gymnasiums and other public venues where the 12-round fight was shown for free by local officials were quickly vacated soon after it was announced Pacquiao lost by unanimous decision. (Read more)