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Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao starts his professional boxing profession having a 106 pounds in 1995. His early battles were typically in small places were shown on Vintage Sports evening boxing show Blow by Blow hosted by John Ray Betita. He became an instantaneous superstar of the program.

He lost a fight against Rustico Torrecampo via a third round technical knockout (TKO). After that, he won the WBC Flyweight title over Chatchai Sasakul only to lose it in his second defense against Medgoen Singsurat at Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. After, Pacquiao gained weight anew, for the super bantamweight division of 122 lbs., where he won the WBC International Super Bantamweight title, carrying it five times before his next world title fight came.

Efren Bata Reyes

Efren Bata Reyes was born on 1954 at Pampanga till their family moved to Manila when he was at age 5. He worked then as a billiards assistant at his uncle's billiards hall, where he learned the different cue sports. When he was young, he played just for money, and in the sixties and seventies, he played three-cushion billiards. At the age of 20, he claimed to be the best player in the Philippines, which is a success in the United States and in Europe over some of the best 9-ball players in the world. Presently he resides in his hometown at Angeles City, Philippines.


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