Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Travel and boxing??

by Japee Francisco


Last Saturday i was fortunate to witness yet again how great the Filipinos are. Being in Las Vegas is always fun however when watching a major pay per view boxing match to boot, makes it a wonderful weekend. And no i am not talking about watching our greatest athlete Manny Pacquiao fight, but another up and coming boxing champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire. And yes he is a champion, one who holds the WBA World Title at the Super Flyweight category.



One of Mango Tours' media and official partners FilAmNation.com had exclusive press passes for the fight and Manny Legaspi of FilAmNation.com was kind enough to take me to witness this great fight.



In attendance at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas was a large number of Filipino fans and supporters, over half of the audience to be exact. The fight had been cleverly dubbed as "Pinoy Power 2" being that there were a total of 3 Filipino fighters total on the card that night. The main event with The Filipino Flash started with electricity and even though the crowd did not see a spectacular knockout, Nonito Donaire was able to win in 12 rounds via a unanimous decision.


Photos courtesy of FilAmNation.com

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