FORMER 8-division world champion and future hall-of-famer Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) has donated $5-million (P237 million) to support the ongoing war against drugs. I wish I could take all the cost involved and do more than this but I know this little money can help reach the ultimate goal of making the Philippines a drug-free nation; Pacquiao said.
Duterte thanked the boxer for his support and appreciating his governance and promised of executing services in the interest of the nation but not for his personal name sake. Duterte is fulfilling a campaign promise of fighting drugs in a dangerous battle that has cost the lives of many.
Pacquiao kicked off training camp in the Philippines last two weeks. The former welterweight champion, currently serving as a senator in his native country, seeks to recapture the same WBO World title he lost to Floyd Mayweather in May of 2015
Across the ring from Pacquiao on November 5 will be the current WBO champion at 147 pounds, Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs). Vargas acquired the belt in March of this year in a vacant title opportunity opposite then-unbeaten Sadam Ali in Washington DC.