UAAP: Pacquiao roots for UP, promises to take team to US bout if they win


Posted at Dec 01 2018 04:51 PM | Updated as of Dec 02 2018 08:42 AM

Manny Pacquiao while training for his world welterweight title defense against Adrien Broner. Wendell Alinea

Members of the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons got a morale boost from none other than fighting Senator Manny Pacquiao in their UAAP basketball finals clash against the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

According to his photographer Wendell Alinea, Pacquiao promised to take the whole team to Las Vegas for his world welterweight title defense if the Fighting Maroons upset the defending champions. 


Pacquiao is scheduled to take on Adrien "The Problem" Broner on January 19.

The fight is seen as a "tuneup" for his supposed rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. 

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