The World Boxing Council hailed the Philippines’ fighting senator Manny Pacquiao as a “Hero of Humanity” on his selfless act during this trying time, the pandemic that are engulfing different nations.
“This action was inspired by world champions globally but none better or more giving than Sen. Manny Pacquiao. He not only received a medal of humanity but our love and thanks and those of his countrymen,” said Jill Diamond, the chairperson of WBC Cares.
“Sen. Pacquiao provides food, money and even buses for those in need. There is no greater hero and role model. He is not only a world champion but a champion of the world.”
Along with Pacquiao were over 220 awardees around the globe to acknowledge their support and effort in the current situation.
In the other news, Shawn Porter is going to be back in the boxing ring after a year of absence. Porter will be seen in action on August 22 against Sebastian Formella for the IBF and WBC title eliminator.
Porter last fought Errol Spence in which the winner should fight Pacquiao, originally.
The return of Porter will be PBC’s bet along with the title defense of Erislandy Lara in the main event.
Currently, Porter has 30 wins including 17 knockouts, three defeats and one loss while Formella is unbeaten with 20 wins with half via knockouts.