MANILA – Several celebrities took to various social networking sites to congratulate Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao for his victory against American boxer Timothy Bradley Jr.
Pacquiao faced Bradley for the third time on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, giving the "Pacman" the WBO international welterweight championship.
The three judges scored the bout 116-110 across the board for Pacquiao, who overcame a slow start and clinched the victory with knockdowns in the seventh and ninth rounds.
If he keeps his word, Pacquiao’s third match against Bradley was his last fight on the ring. He will retire with a record of 58 wins, six losses, and two draws, with 38 wins coming by way of knockout.
Below are some of the celebrities’ tweets and Instagram posts after the bout.
If this is it, at least he retires a winner. I'll always be a fan of Manny Pacquiao the boxer.— Charles Tiu (@charlestiu) April 10, 2016
Yayyy team Philippines!! Congratulations Manny Pacquiao ????????— Ariella Arida (@araarida) April 10, 2016
Boom!!???— Melissa Marie Ricks (@mellyricks09) April 10, 2016
Thank you for the many times you brought honor to and united our country as one of history's greatest boxers! MARAMING SALAMAT PACMAN! ?— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) April 10, 2016
— Janine Mari Tugonon (@janine_tugonon) April 10, 2016