Manny Pacquiao’s younger brother, Bobby regained his old deadly form on Saturday evening at the Waterfront Cebu Hotel to win the WBO Asia Pacific Lightweight crown after his 8th-round knockout victory over Thailand’s Decho Bangluaygym.
According to a report from Philboxing.com:
Pacquiao initially found the Thai a bit of a puzzle, but after making the necessary adjustments scored the first knockdown in the sixth stanza before stamping the coup de grace with a beautiful left in the eighth round to finally halt the visiting fighter at the 2:27 mark of the round.
“He looked good tonight. I’m impressed,” said GAB Chairman Eric Buhain, who awarded the championship belt on Pacquiao with WBO Asia Pacific chairman Leon Panoncillo looking on approvingly.
Promoter Rex ‘Wakee’ Salud, who put up the show with superstar Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions, said that Bobby Pacquiao is now slated to defend his new title sometime in October or November in Dubai, UAE.
Dionesia Pacquiao, who was at ringside praying the rosary while shouting instructions to his son, was ecstatic over Bobby’s win.
“I am very happy he won this WBO title. This means so much to his career. I thank the Lord for this win,” the Pacquiao matriarch told the media after the fight.
Bobby arrived this morning with mother Dionisia via PAL Express from Cebu at the GenSan International Airport where he was met by a welcome contingent from the City Mayor’s Office. From there, he was whisked to Grab-A-Crab Restaurant where Mayor Jun Acharon tendered a lunch for him and his entourage.
Mayor Jun Acharon and new WBO Asia-Pacific Lightweight Champ Bobby Pacquaio show off the new title belt won by the latter during the lunch tendered for him by the mayor at Grab-A-Crab Restaurant after he arrived from Cebu on August 4, 2008
alam mo gensanite nung di pa sikat si manny, i was part of the group who organized a motorcade for him… kami nina mr. golingan, nato gonzales of coke and myself… though he was well received di sya masyado pinapansin noon. eto tsismis lang ha… meron sya dapat 20k incentive from the city council… nahirapan pa daw syang makuha ito noon… now things have changed… sisiw ang 20k… hehehe
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You know if there is one thing i admire most about Bobby. . . he remained so humble and is not been eaten by his acheivement as a boxer.
CONGRATS to BOBBY!!! another WORLD CLASS boxer and made us proud to be GENERALS!! kuya avel any news about manny’s fight with ricky hatton?? tnx and regards to all!!!
hala? amy laban pala si Bobby?? kelan yun..Basta panalo xa proud na taga gensan!
Hmmm… following the big bro’s footsteps huh!
magkamukha talaga cla! az in Pacquio jud nawonga! hehehe!
Famous na jud si mader Dionisia noh’! waz akong masabi!
stage mader gid ah! for the love of his sons…no one
can ever beat a mother’s love! saludo ako ke mader!
Anyway, congrats to Bobby! hopefully…one day he will
make it to the top, just like his big bro!
Another pride of Gensan! Cheers!!!
great to know that. Proud to be from Gensan! Whenever I feel homesick, I just visit Bariles, its like a home, away from home. Kudos from Saudi Arabia!
THAI BOXER NLNG PIRMI IYANG OPPONENT PARA PIRMI POD XA DAUG.
ANYWAY, CONGRATS TO BOBBY.
Thanks for Bobby you make another break to General Santos I salute you for being one of our heroes and ambassador of goodwill. Its our pride generals. All I cay CONGRATULATIONS BOBBY for thejob well done.
Even if your homecoming was very simple not like Manny but the important is you are the new WBO Asia Pacific Champ.
Just continue your good works manalo man o matalo.
ahh… okay… 🙂
congrats again to BOBBY… 🙂
He begged off. He wanted a no-frills homecoming. That’s how simple and unaffected he is. 🙂
just wondering… no motorcade for BOBBY?
mura’g wala kaayo’y dungog ang buot ni BOBBY diri sa cebu… i didn’t even know that he had a bout near the office… might it be kulang sa promotions?
anyway, congratulations to BOBBY… thanks for putting dadiangas in the spotlight… 🙂