Celebrities congratulate Pacquiao on win against Bradley
MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr took to the ring for the third time on Sunday, April 10, with the Filipino boxer emerging victorious in what could be the swansong in his 21-year career.
Celebrities who tuned in to the fight congratulated him for his win.
Bianca Gonzalez-Intal wrote on Twitter: "Wala nang kailangan patunayan bilang boksingero (You don't have to prove anything more as a boxer), you're forever one of history's best! Congratulations Pacman!"
Wala nang kailangan patunayan bilang boksingero, you're forever one of history's best! Congratulations Pacman! #PacBradley— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) April 10, 2016
Gary Valenciano wrote on Instagram: "Very well done...WE WON!!!!"
Matteo Guidicelli, who watched with his family, congratulated Pacquiao as well.
Iza Calzado, who was in Las Vegas for the fight, wrote on Instagram: "WIN still the CHAMP @mannypacquiao."
Ruffa Gutierrez congratulated the boxing champ on Twitter.
Basketball star Chris Tiu posted this series of tweets.
Congrats Pacman!! That was an awesome fight. #PacBradley— Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu) April 10, 2016
Thank you Pacman for bringing pride and honor to our country! And for being an inspiration to many! ...— Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu) April 10, 2016
... Glad to have been part of a generation that was able to witness your career!! All the best in your next chapter. #Pacman— Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu) April 10, 2016
Kimpoy Feliciano wrote: "Manny Pacquiao will always be the People's Boxing Champ. Congrats Manny!"
Manny Pacquiao will always be the People's Boxing Champ Congrats Manny! #PacBradley— Kimpoy Feliciano (@kimpoyfeliciano) April 10, 2016
That final moment could have been the perfect time for him to say thank you and sorry. For sure it will be heartfelt & memorable #PacBradley— Kimpoy Feliciano (@kimpoyfeliciano) April 10, 2016
TV5 star Akihiro Blanco also congratulated Pacquiao.
Congrats pacman!!! #PacBradley— Aki Blanco (@AkihiroBlanco26) April 10, 2016
GMA-7 star JC Tiuseco posted this:
Congrats manny!!!! :) #PacBradley— jc tiuseco (@jctiuseco) April 10, 2016
Before the fight, celebrities and and personalities also expressed their excitement.
La Salle basketball star Jeron Teng wished the Filipino champ good luck on his third bout against Bradley.
Travis Barker simply expressed his excitement.
Excited for this #PacBradley fight!!— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) April 10, 2016
Gary Valenciano's wife Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano posted this on Twitter:
God we ask that you be with Pacquiao & Bradley but may Your Will reign today!We ask for a victory for MannyPacquiao! pic.twitter.com/OJagKI1Dww— Angeli P Valenciano (@AngeliPV) April 10, 2016
TV5 star Meg Imperial wrote, "This could be his last fight! Go for the win!"
This could be his last fight! Go for the win! #PacBradley— Meg Imperial (@megimperial) April 10, 2016
Ogie Alcasid and Mark Bautista cheered Pacquiao on.
#PacBradley go Manny!!!— Mark Bautista (@iammarkbautista) April 10, 2016
Last February, Pacquiao drew flak from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT), after a clip of him saying that couples in same-sex unions were "worse than animals" had emerged. A number of celebrities criticized Manny for his statement. (READ: Stars react to Manny Pacquiao's comments on same-sex unions)