In attendance were members of Grab Philippines community, ONE Championship senior executive Victor Cui, and team Lakay athletes Eduard Folayang, Geje Eustaquio, ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio, and Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao. Also in attendance as a special guest was Filipino sports icon and national hero, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
Two judges scored the bout 115-112 for Pacquiao, while Glenn Feldman scored it 114-113 for Thurman. The Associated Press also scored it 115-112 for Pacquiao. #PacThurman
“Manny is quick to pick up,” said Fernandez to an online source, adding that Pacquiao is about at “60 percent” ready.
It will the 71st bout in the long and decorated career of the 40-year old Pacquiao, who last fought in January this year when he decisioned Adrien Broner.
Ancajas (30-1-2, 20 KOs) will defend his title for the seventh time after winning it three years ago over Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo.
“I am so honored to fight again the US. Thanks Golden Boy and Sanman for this chance. So far this is my biggest break and I will not miss this chance into getting that belt and pave the way for a world title soon. I want to avenge the loss of my countryman Mercito Gesta. He is tough but so am I. May the best man win.” – Romero Duno #boxing
Estrada dominated most of the fight, outboxing Srisaket and winning the majority of the rounds on the judges’ scorecards at the Forum arena in Los Angeles. #boxing
“He hurt himself and wanted to stay in the fight but couldn’t,” – Ringstar Sports’ Richard Schaefer #boxing
“I could tell I was breaking him down. It was just a matter of time,” – Terence Crawford #boxing
“I got the job done right the first time. I always get the job done the first time. 50 times I went out there, I got the job done right,” – Floyd Mayweather #MayweatherPacquiao2