PACMAN WINS AGAINST MOSLEY!
Some 4,000 Olongapeños watched live, in big screens, in the world-class air conditioned Olongapo City Convention Center (OCCC), the boxing match between the Philippines' "Pambansang Kamao" Manny Pacquiao against American “Sugar” Shane Mosley.
The fight was held last May 8 (Sunday, Philippine time) at MGM Grand Arena Las Vegas, Nevada U.S.A.
Pacquiao retained his WBO (World Boxing Organization) Welterweight Belt with a one-sided unanimous decision against Mosley.
All three judges scored the 12-rounder on Pacquiao’s favor. Duane Ford saw it 120-107, while Glen Trowbdrige had it 119-108 and Dave Moretti scored it 120-108.
“Isa na naman itong malaking tagumpay hindi lamang ni Manny kundi sa ating lahat. Patunay ito na kaya nating harapin kahit anong lahi at kahit saang larangan pa,” Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. said.
The free screening of the Pacquiao-Mosley bout at OCCC is one of the many sports projects of Mayor Gordon as part of his HELPS Program.