Pacquiao greets Cambodian boxers

  • Page Views 3298
  • Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao, the Filipino professional boxer and now state senator, met with the president of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) and Minister of Tourism Thong Khon, secretary general of the NOCC Vath Chamroeun and a host of members from the Cambodia Boxing Federation at Phnom Penh’s Sofitel Hotel on Wednesday.

    Pacquiao is visiting the Kingdom on a two-day state visit alongside firebrand Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte.

    Pacquiao, who is widely considered to be among the greatest boxers ever and a winner of eleven world titles, thanked Cambodia for the invitation and pledged to return in the future to help coach young Cambodian boxers.

    “One day I can come back here and teach them the techniques of boxing and share my knowledge with them,” said the 37-year-old as he was drowned out by applause from attendees.

    “Boxing is my passion and I’m so happy I am able to meet your boxers here today. And the warm welcome you have given us as visitors. And also thank you for the support from the Filipino people here in Cambodia. I’m hopeful for the strengthening of our relationship,” he added.

    Speaking to journalists and attendees after the reception, Mr. Khon said he hoped Pacquiao would fulfill his promise and return to Cambodia in the future to help strengthen the boxing scene here – especially with Cambodia working hard to meet their goals ahead of the 2023 SEA Games which Cambodia will host.

    He also said the NOCC has proposed to appoint him as a sports ambassador to Cambodia, and perhaps would be able to pass on his considerable talents to Cambodia’s burgeoning young fighters.

    Among those in attendance were some of Cambodian boxing leading lights including, Lao Chantrea, Sen Bunthen, Vong Noy, Sim Bunsrun and Eh Phoutong – all of whom took the opportunity for a selfie with the Filipino great.(Khmer Times, I. Vorajee/Philboxing)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 27 January 2022
      14 hours ago No comment

      No Vaccination, No Ride Policy: Are we traversing the right path?

      It has been about two years since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. Just when it appeared that we were about to reach our desired destination of a COVID-free Philippines, the situation seemingly became worse than ever. After two years, the number of daily reported cases in the Philippines is ...

    • 27 January 2022
      15 hours ago No comment

      BBM holds on to pro-life stand on abortion with exception for extreme scenarios

      PRESIDENTIAL aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said he is firm on his pro-life stance, however, he would allow abortion on extreme cases or in instances where it is justified. He made clear his stance in the one-on-one interview with Boy Abunda, during which he highlighted that his ...

    • 27 January 2022
      15 hours ago No comment

      ‘Conflicted’ Robredo against abortion for now, wants to hear more views

       A self-confessed “conflicted” Vice President Leni Robredo said that while she opposed decriminalizing abortion for now, she was open to hearing more views on the matter.  “I will be very honest with you. This is a topic that I’m very conflicted about,” she said of abortion for rape victims.  ...

    • Heart Chiz
      20 January 2022
      1 week ago No comment

      Heart Evangelista’s OOTD moment interrupted by ‘sermon’ from Chiz Escudero

      Heart Evangelista amused fans after her husband, Sorsogon governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero, crashed her outfit of the day (OOTD) video by giving her a “sermon.” Evangelista started her video by describing her outfit that featured black pants, a white sleeveless top and high-cut sneakers, as seen on her Instagram ...

    • 13 January 2022
      2 weeks ago No comment

      COVID in Philippines: gov’t limits flu meds purchases

      The Philippine government on January 12 announced limits on the purchases of fever and flu medications. The Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Health made the move amid increased demand for these over-the-counter medicines in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the country. The two departments ...

    %d bloggers like this: