Army to provide free showing of ‘Pacman’ bout Sunday

MANILA-- Troops assigned at Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City will get a chance to watch Filipino boxing icon, Sen. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, go head-to-head with Australian challenger Jeff Horn Sunday.

Free viewing will take place at the Army Gym and Army Officers' Club, said Lt. Col. Ray Tiongson, Philippine Army spokesperson, on Friday.

Pacquiao will be battling Horn at the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia on July 2.

"We expect him (Pacquiao) to be victorious in his fight, We are solid for the boxing champ. He dedicated his fight for our heroes fighting the Maute�ISIS terrorists in Marawi, it boosts our soldiers morale. Win or lose, we will support Manny," the Army official said.

Pacquiao is a reservist with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He first entered in the Army reserve force as a sergeant in April 27, 2006.

Source: Philippines News Agency