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Hero's welcome for boxer Pacquiao in Manila

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Manila, May 14: Filipino boxing icon Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao has returned to a hero’s welcome in Manila despite his defeat by American champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the May 2 bout in Las Vegas. Pacquiao had a motorcade ride after his arrival from the United States on Wednesday, and called on President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacang, the presidential palace, reports Xinhua. The 36-year-old boxer, who is also a congressman of Sarangani province in southern Philippines, said his immediate plan is to take a rest and let his injured left shoulder, which had undergone a surgery, recuperate. Pacquiao, wearing a black shoulder brace and arm sling, is facing class suits in the United States for allegedly hiding his shoulder injury prior to his fight. (IANS)

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