Manny Pacquiao Receives Quintessential Athlete Award

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao will receive a unique citation as “Quintessential Athlete” in recognition of his outstanding achievements in various fields outside boxing during the 11th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Memorial Boxing Awards and Banquet of Champions on March 25 at the Grand Ballroom of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.

“We cannot think of a more appropriate citation for our national hero, whom we and Filipino fans have already honored as Boxer of the Year, Boxer of the Decade, Best pound-for-pound boxer, International Hall of Famer, People’s Champ and Pambansang Kamao,” said Laura Elorde, wife of boxing legend Flash Elorde, in whose honor the awards rites and banquet of champions will be held on the occasion of his 76th birth anniversary.

The awards ceremony, which is also being supported by Congressman Mark Aeron Sambar of the Pwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party List, will be co-presented by Cobra Energy Drink, Sanicare Kitchen Towels, Procter & Gamble Distributing (Phils.) Inc., Contour Splinting Services, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, SMART, International Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Prestige Poker Sport Club, Southpaw bar & grill and the Elorde gyms.

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