IN PHOTOS: #MayPac viewing parties abroad
MANILA, Philippines – It was dubbed the “fight of the century.” Filipinos around the world sat at the edge of their seats, waiting for their champion, Manny Pacquiao to emerge victor.
Mayweather (48-0, 26 knockouts) who unified the WBC, WBA and WBO welterweight titles, came out on top of the first 3 rounds as Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) struggled to break through Mayweather's defense and jab. The judges made their decision clear: Pacquiao lost.
For most Filipinos Manny is a symbol of struggle, hope, success, resilience and excellence of the global Filipino. And for that reason, win or lose, Manny will forever remain champion in the hearts of many of his kababayan.
Rappler’s #BalikBayan crowdsourced photos from Filipino communities around the world who held viewing parties in bars, restaurants and in their homes. From Australia to Hong Kong, the United Kingdom to the United States – Filipinos stood united behind their champion. Take a look at some photos sent to Rappler from our global community.
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