Negros officials: Pacquiao still a sports hero

DESPITE the loss of Senator Manny Pacquiao in the WBO welterweight match against Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday, July 2, 2017, he is still a hero, Negrense officials said.

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the “Battle of Brisbane” was a “close fight,” adding that it was unfortunate that the “people’s champ” was defeated by Horn via unanimous decision.

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