Manny Pacquiao will arrive on Wednesday morning in Manila via Philippine Airlines and is expected to receive a hero’s welcome from Filipino fans at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City.
Despite his unanimous decision loss to undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 in Las Vegas Nevada, Many Filipinos believe that Pacquiao won the bout dubbed as the Fight of the Century.
“Manny will come home Wednesday and not tomorrow [today]. The Filipinos and the people around the world still consider Pacquiao the true winner,” Pacquiao’s longtime business manager Eric Pineda, who arrived in the country the other day, told The Manila Times in a phone interview.
“Manny’s focus will be on Congress and basketball.”
Pacquiao is the current Representative of the province of Sarangani and the playing-head coach of KIA in the Philippine Basketball Association.
Pacquiao’s adviser Mike Koncz refused to comment on the future plans of the Filipino ring icon.
“We are not going to discuss anything related to boxing. Manny needs a rest and we’re going to General Santos a day after our arrival in Manila,” said Koncz in separate interview.
Pacquiao, 36, underwent a successful rotator cuff surgery in on Wednesday in Los Angeles, California.