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Monday, June 30, 2008


Olongapo Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. and City First Lady and Zambales Vice Governor Anne Marie Gordon led city residents in celebrating the latest victory of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao against Mexican David Diaz. The fight was held on the 28th (29th in the Philippines) of June, 2008 in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Over four thousand (4, 000) boxing fans watched the much awaited fight on televisions and giant screens installed in the plenary hall and the lobby of Olongapo City Convention Center (OCCC).

Fans cheered and jumped when Pacquiao knocked out Diaz in the 9th round of the fight, dubbed ‘Lethal Combination: the Pacquiao-Diaz Fight’.

‘’Muling pinatunayan ng ‘Pambansang Kamao’ ang kanyang puso at galing sa boksing. Makikitang ang bawat suntok na pinakawalan ni Pacman ay punong-puno ng determinasyon at hangaring mapagwagian ang titulo,” said Mayor Gordon.

‘’Sa lungsod ay patuloy tayong tumutuklas ng mga Olongapeñong may lakas at abilidad sa boksing kaya tuloy-tuloy rin ang ginagawang pag-iikot sa labing-pitong (17) barangay ng Inter-barangay Boxing Tournament,’’ added Mayor Gordon.

Pacquiao is the first and only Asian to hold four (4) boxing titles namely; the WBC super featherweight and flyweight belts, IBF bantamweight crown and the WBC lightweight belt which he won from Diaz.

The free viewing of the Pacquiao-Diaz fight was an initiative of Mayor Gordon through Dr. Donald Vigo, as coordinator in-cooperation with Colorview CATV for the HBO Pay-Per-View and Ocampo’s Olongapo for the big screen television units.

OLONGAPEÑO SUPPORTS PACMAN: Mayor Bong Gordon giving a message during the Manny ‘’Pacman’’ Pacquiao and David Diaz fight. More than four thousand (4,000) fans watched the boxing event at the Olongapo City Convention Center (OCCC), June 29, 2008.

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