Malacanang congratulates Donaire for knockout victory over Mexican opponent
Malacañang congratulated Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire for his knockout victory over Mexican Jorge Arce in the closing seconds of the third round of their World Boxing Organization Super Bantamweight title bout at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said in an interview aired over state-run government radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Sunday that Donaire’s win somehow made up for the loss of fellow Filipino boxing superstar Emmanuel Pacquiao who lost to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez last December 9.
“Gusto po naming iparating ang ating taus-pusong congratulations kay Nonito Donaire dahil nanalo po siya. Kani-kanina lang po ito—third round KO (knockout) po ang ating nakita kanina laban doon sa Mehikanong si Jorge Arce. So Mr. Donaire has successfully defended his WBO Super Bantamweight crown,” Valte said.
“Masaya po tayo dito sa pagkapanalo po na ito lalo ho marami sa ating mga kababayan na sports fans ang parang hindi pa rin makapaniwala doon sa naging pagkatalo ni Manny Pacquiao kay Juan Manuel Marquez ,” she added.
“So it’s a welcome victory not just for Filipino sports fans but for all Filipinos,” Valte said. PND (rck)