WATCH: Cheers erupt across PH as Pacquiao defeats Thurman


Posted at Jul 21 2019 02:45 PM

Filipino fans watch Philippines' Manny Pacquiao fight agains Keith Thurman from the US, at a covered basketball court in Manila on July 21, 2019. Noel Celis, AFP

MANILA - Cheers were heard across the country as Sen. Manny Pacquiao defeated Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight title via split decision.

In Metro Manila, the audience in free viewing parties were overjoyed with Pacquiao's victory.

Chaos also erupted in the home of the boxer's sister Lisa Onding in General Santos City, and in Polangui, Albay at the house of Pacquiao's coach, Vice Mayor Buboy Fernandez.

Residents in Bacolod City jumped out of their seats as the adopted son of the city was announced as the winner.

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In Lapu Lapu City, victims of a fire on Saturday said their worries disappeared after Pacquiao won the title.

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Dabawenyos also cheered for the boxer-turned-politician who is a close ally of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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-- With reports from Marty Go, Aiza Layague, Hernel Tocmo, ABS-CBN News