Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes beats Manny Pacquiao in 10-ball exhibition match
MANILA, Philippines–Efren “Bata” Reyes outclassed Manny Pacquiao, 9-4, in a 10-ball exhibition match held Thursday night at Mansion Sports Bar and Lounge in Makati City.
Reyes took the last four racks to prevail in a battle between two of the country’s sporting legends, albeit with Pacquiao trading his boxing gloves for a cue stick.
The private event hosted by M88 Mansion was more friendly and casual rather than a duel for pride, almost similar to the previous matches they had done in recent years.
Pacquiao is known for being an ardent pool player and had organized local tournaments in the past.
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Reyes and Pacquiao have also played against each other in chess, another sport that is dearest to the two legends outside of their successful field.
Both split the first four racks before Reyes, who came off a stint in the 3-carom competitions of the Cambodia Southeast Asian Games, won the next three to take a 5-2 lead.
Pacquiao trimmed the gap to 5-4 before Reyes pulled away on his way to victory by showing a glimpse of what he had done so numerous times.