Pacquiao celebrates Carlo Paalam: ‘You fought a good fight’ | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Pacquiao celebrates Carlo Paalam: ‘You fought a good fight’

/ 04:00 PM August 07, 2021
Pacquiao celebrates Carlo Paalam: ‘You fought a good fight’

FILE PHOTO: This photo taken on June 22, 2021, shows Philippine boxing legend and Senator Manny Pacquiao training at his gym in the city of General Santos on the southern island of Mindanao for his upcoming bout against Errol Spence of the US. (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP) / TO GO WITH STORY by Allison JACKSON

MANILA, Philippines — World boxing champ-turned-lawmaker Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday praised Olympian boxer Carlo Paalam for having “fought a good fight” that led him to secure a silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Pacquiao said he is proud of Paalam despite a split decision loss to Great Britain’s Galal Yafai in the men’s flyweight final of the Olympics.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Congratulations, Carlo Paalam for bagging the Olympic Silver Medal! You fought a good fight!  We are proud of you,” tweeted Pacquiao, an eight-division world boxing champion.

Paalam’s silver medal finish brought the Philippines’ medal haul at the Tokyo Olympics to four, the country’s best campaign in the prestigious sports event.

READ: PH wraps up most successful Olympics campaign with 4 medals

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz earlier won a gold medal the first for the Philippines in the history of the Olympics.

Also in boxing, women’s featherweight Nesthy Petecio likewise clinched the country’s other Olympic silver medal while men’s middleweight Eumir Marcial took home the bronze medal.

Pacquiao is currently in the United States preparing for his bout against Errol Spence Jr. on August 21.

ADVERTISEMENT

RELATED STORIES

Judge tentatively denies move to stop Pacquiao-Spence–report

Ring stakes vacant throne for ‘underdog’ Pacquiao and No. 1 Spence

Spence honored to face Pacquiao, but ‘all respect goes out window’ during fight

KGA

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Boxing, Carlo Paalam, Manny Pacquiao, Sports
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.