MANILA -- Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will be the guest of honor and speaker at the 10th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Memorial Boxing Awards – Banquet of Champions slated March 25 at the Harbour Tent of the Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City.
Pacquiao, who is set to receive the Boxer of the Decade honors, arrived in Manila on Monday in time for the awards rites.
Joining the pound-for-pound king are the 2009 awardees, Donnie Nietes (WBO strawweight), Brian Viloria (IBF light flyweight), Nonito Donaire (IBF flyweight), Marvin Sonsona (WBO Oriental and WBO flyweight), Rodel Mayol (WBC light flyweight), and Gerry Peñalosa (WBO bantamweight).
Special citations will also be given to notable promoters, manager, trainer, past boxing champions, among others in an event sponsored by the Elorde Foundation and Coca-Cola. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)