Local sportsman joins Pacquiao Team for today's boxing match PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 November 2010 15:49

A prominent Zamboangueño sportsman and boxing aficionado is fortunate to be included in Team Pacquiao to be with  Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao when the Filipino champ comes face to face with Antonio Margarito today at the Cowboys Stadium for the World Boxing Council (WBC) super-welterweight championship.
Rolando “Junie” Navarro Jr., , former RP Youth Player (basketball), who is a close friend of Bobby Pacquiao and the Pacman, has been given the privilege to be with the champ's party in Dallas, United Sates.
“This is a dream come true for me to personally see our Filipino boxing icon Manny fights here in America. We are all confident that Pacman will knock out the Mexican slugger in the later rounds of their title fight,” Navarro told DZT via  email from Dallas, USA.
Navarro who personally witnessed the rigid training of Pacman with Freddie Roach noted that the Filipino champ is in very good shape and is very much well prepared for the fight.
“I happened to join with Manny and Bobby in their jogging and I personally noticed that Pacman has tremendous stamina and endurance. He’s really in perfect shape for this title match,” Navarro stressed.
He pointed out that Pacman is a big favorite since many fans believe that the Filipino boxing icon will have tremendous speed and agility to beat Margarito, the taller and bigger boxer.
“I agree with Roach that the key to this fight is the speed and power of Pacman. Many believe that the Mexican slugger could not match the speed of Pacquiao,” Navarro said.
He added that a big number of Filipinos from Dallas and other parts of US have come to Dallas to personally watch the Pacquiao-Margarito clash.
“Many have also come from the Philippines just to watch the fight here,” Navarro disclosed.
Another prominent Zamboangueño who went to the United States to see the fight is no less than District 2 Councilor Rommel Agan.
The councilor, who is CPA-Lawyer, is a close friend of Pacman and also works as a legal and business consultant for him.
Many business establishments in the city will set up big television screen where local fans can watch the Pacquiao-Margarito clash live for considerable fees. -- Jemuel E. Mojica