Thursday, 17 May 2012

Special ring made for Manny Pacquiao...

Manny Pacquiao with WBO title.
The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has paid tribute to Filipino boxing legend and current welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao by crafting an exclusive diamond ring that is designed specifically for him.

Pacquiao has won world titles in eight different weight divisions and he is considered by some as the greatest fighter in the world today. He is a fan favourite and has one of the most exciting boxing styles ever seen which is why the WBO feel that he deserves to be honoured for his great achievements and success.

WBO president Francisco Valcarcel announced that the ring also comes the "Superchampion" status which will be given to 'Pacman' just before his upcoming fight with Timothy Bradley on June 9th.

"This ring is one of only two in the world," said Valcarcel. "It's a ring specially designed for Pacquiao. This ring is for elite fighters."

The only other person that has been awarded with a diamond ring is boxing great Oscar De La Hoya who had the ring crafted for him in 1995. Many people will say that there are many other fighters in the world that should have also been awarded with a diamond ring (and I agree) but they will not deny that the 33-year old Filipino is deserving of this prestigious award.

Pacquiao won the WBO welterweight title back in 2009 against Miguel Cotto. Since then he has made three defences and will make his fourth against pound-for-pound contender Timothy Bradley on June 9th.

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