Fans of boxing and billiards will not want to miss the match between two Filipino legends
Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and billiards legend Efren “Bata Reyes” are set to face off in a pool exhibition match.
The match, which is called “Battle of The Legends”, will take place at 9:00 PM (GMT+8) on May 18, 2023, with the exact date to be concluded, at a high-end bar and lounge venue located in Makati.
The exhilarating event is sponsored by M88 Mansion, the leading online betting platform in Asia.
Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, who is representing M88 Mansion as Brand Ambassador, made his pro debut in 1995 at the age of 16, he went on to own numerous records in his illustrious career. Pacquiao returned to the ring for the first time since announcing retirement in August 2021, securing the unanimous decision victory over DK Yoo in an exhibition bout in 2022.
The Former eight-division champion is planning to return to the boxing ring this year. Previously in February 2023, he is being proposed to fight Japanese pro wrestler and karateka Ibushi Kota. This bit of information came from RIZIN, the MMA promotion Pacquiao signed with earlier this year.
Ibushi is one of several names that has been mentioned as Manny’s next opponent after the latter defeated DK Yoo.
Efren Reyes, also known as ‘The Magician’, has won numerous world championships and is considered the one of greatest players in the sport’s history. He has won multiple World Straight Pool, World Nine-ball, and World Eight-ball championships, among many other titles.
“The Legends” is actually not the first time the pair clashed in an exhibition match. In October 2022, Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes cruised to double victories over boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in a chess duel.
At that time, 67-year-old Reyes from Luzon defeated the 42-year-old Pacquiao from Mindanao, 2-0, in the battle of wits and nerves witnessed by their adoring fans.
Catch the match live and with exclusive
The match will be live broadcasted on Pacquiao Mansion FB Page