By Bombo Ponciano ‘John’ Melo Jr -October 21, 2020 | 9:40 AM
Manny Pacquiao is pushing the senate to create Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission under the Office of the President.
Pacquiao, who is serving as senator, continues his position as he has not to fight again inside the boxing ring.
In the bill he authored, the Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission will be overseeing body in boxing and other combat sports.
Aside from being the regulatory agency, the said commission also aims to lift the country’s combat sports to another level. Pacquiao bid to make the Philippines as the “boxing and sports combat capital of Asia.”
Currently, aside from boxing, mixed martial arts has also risen to the spotlight. Edward Folayang and co. are the most critical names today who are competing in the ONE Championship.
Although there are already Games and Amusement Board, Pacquiao stressed that establishing his proposed bill will only help GAB and not discredit their efforts.
It means that GAB can focus on other sports while the new commission will solely focus on boxing and combat sports.