Fellow solon urges Pacquiao to fight in Manila

One of his colleagues in the House of Representatives is urging Filipino boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao to stage "at least one patriotic fight" in Manila before he retires from boxing.

LPG-MA Representative Arnel Ty, a member of the House committee on sports and youth development, said Pacquiao should stage one fight in Manila, in order to spotlight the Philippines as a global tourist destination, retirement haven and investment hub.

"We would like to believe that professional boxing is not just about money, that it is also about the sport. And in this case, it is also about Manny giving his country a much needed lift," Ty said in a statement.

Ty is responding to earlier statements made by Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.



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