Netizens tweet in support of Filipino boxer Mark Barriga
MANILA, Philippines - The Twitterverse on Tuesday, July 31, became a medium to express support for Filipino boxer Mark Barriga as he began his campaign for Gold at the London 2012 Olympics.
Minutes after his fight against Italian Manuel Cappai started, "Mark Barriga" was a trending topic locally. Barriga went on to dominate Cappai, 17-7 to secure his Round of 32 win. Post fight, the phrase "Congrats Mark Barriga" was top 5th trending topic worldwide.
Barriga advances to the Round of 16 on Friday, August 4 where he goes up against Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakstan. Barriga needs to win two more matches to be assured of a Bronze medal.
Here's how Filipinos online are reacting: