A group of Filipinos combined fun and fundraising while watching the people’s champion Manny Pacquiao again prove his dominance.
The all-Filipino Knights of Columbus Council 14746 San Lorenzo Ruiz Council of Calgary hosted the fundraiser at the Buffalo Wild Wings Macleod SW location.
Grand Knight Hardy del Castillo led the group for a feel-good night of pure boxing fun and entertainment.
“I sincerely thank those who still support the all-Filipino Council of the Knights of Columbus,” del Castillo says. “It only shows the great brother erhood of those who believe in this Council. Manny Pacquiao is an all-time favourite and the council supported this type of fundraising get together in the last four years.”
The night’s 6 p.m. ticket call was worth the wait for the awaited match of the year in Pacquiao’s career.
The boxing match that brought the entire Philippines to a halt was on November 22 when Pacquaio took on Chris Algieri at The Venetian in Macau, China.
Speed and strength were once again the key elements in Pacquiao’s punches that took Algieri to a defeated seat on the Welterweight division of the World Boxing Organization with the judges’ unanimous decision to retain Pacquiao’s
title belt on his waist.