MANILA, Philippines — Their hometown hero may be nursing his wounds, but Manny Pacquiao fans in the Philippines are already calling for a rematch.
“We are not satisfied,” said Gel Bucani, 19, a Manila shopkeeper. “Rematch!” she added.
“For all of us Filipinos it’s disappointing. He did everything, but nothing happened,” said Mike Camenza, 23, who insisted he was still proud of the Philippines’ most famous son.
Love for the “Pacman” runs deep here, even after his loss to American Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.
Pacqiuao is a huge star in his home country, where his rags-to-riches story connects to locals.
He is not just a boxer, but also a congressman, singer, basketball coach and owner of everything from a bottled water brand to a shopping mall.
Millions in the Philippines watched the fight, which was broadcast on all major television networks, shown in stadiums and parks, and even in…
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