This weekend, Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao was in Dubai with his Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) playing a series of exhibition matches at the Hamdan Sports Complex.
The 40-year-old, Pinoy boxing champ who is also the Senator in the Philippines and 8 Division World Champion had personally offered AED11k as a reward to the winning team of the basketball match.
The current WBA welterweight champion said that he had come to Dubai to entertain his fans and is grateful for the opportunity to do so. He further added,
“I’m very thankful for the warm welcome from my fans and to the government of Dubai for their great hospitality.”
Manny Pacquiao’s on point basketball skills impressed hundreds of fans as they could not stop cheering for the boxer at the Hamdan Sports Complex
In a press release, Pacquiao said that it was a humbling experience to play in front of his Kababayan fans
The boxing superstar scored a game-high 35 points but it wasn’t enough to beat 99-96 to Dubai All Stars-DJMC
The Dubai All Stars-DJMC team comprised of former profesh Filipino players.