Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III rallied behind the transfer taken by the Games and Amusement Board (GAB), calling the eye of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) on the potential errors of the referee and judges who officiated the fight of his colleague, Sen. Manny Pacquiao and Australian boxer Jeff Horn.
“Maganda rin sigurong tingnan nila, pag-aralan nila yung nangyari. This could be an eye opener for the officials of boxing. I think it’s a good move para medyo matauhan sila,” Sotto mentioned in a information discussion board on the Senate.
The senator is amongst those that expressed perception that Pacquiao received the fight, echoing even the statements of ESPN commentator who mentioned that “everyone else in the planet knows that Manny Pacquiao won except the three judges.”
Sotto mentioned he watched dwell no less than three of Pacquiao’s fight up to now and he noticed the identical tenacity proven by his colleague in his earlier fights.
The Senate chief who was seated on the ringside of the Pacquiao-Horn fight in Brisbane, Australia final Sunday, mentioned he was now not shocked to be taught of the transfer taken by GAB as a few of its representatives headed by its chair, Abraham “Baham” Mitra, as additionally they watched the sport dwell.
“Si Manny walang intention na magreklamo. It happens in the boxing. Talagang ganun eh. Alam nilang nangyayari talaga sa boxing eh. It’s not the first time. It happened so many times before. Wala syang plano. It’s part of the game,” he mentioned.
Sotto mentioned he was with Pacquiao all all through the sport and even after the latter’s boxing bout and he noticed for himself that the senator-athlete might nonetheless handle to have few fights earlier than hanging his boxing gloves.
“We had dinner after the fight. He went to a bible examine and he was relaxed and his opponent was within the hospital. Papano mo pag re retire yun?
“Kung mag re retire ang isang athlete, mas magandang mag retire sa panalo. Although as far as Pacquiao is concerned, wala ng makakabura nung honor na binigay nya sa bansa which is 11 world titles, in eight different divisions, wala ng makaka break ng record nya nay un eh. So that record is held by the Philippines. Whether mag retire sya ngayon or two years from now, target perhaps is 40 years old, I don’t know. (But) mas magandang, sa ngayon dahil sa nangyari, pag isipan munang mabuti bago ka mag suggest ng retirement,” he mentioned.