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Henares, left, and Pacquiao
Henares, left, and Pacquiao

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Fresh from successfully defending his World Boxing Welterweight crown against American Chris Algieri, Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao came home to a warm welcome from his adoring fans.

Pacquiao beat Algieri in Saturday’s (Sunday, Manila time) bout which lasted the full 12 rounds, with the Filipino boxer winning by a unanimous decision. The fight was held in Macau, China.

Fans held banners and waved miniature Philippine flags as Pacquiao stepped off his chartered plane at the infamous Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila.

Among those in the excited welcoming crowd was Kim Henares, commissioner of the Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Henares held a banner that said, “Welcome Home, Mabuhay and Congrats! Now, PAY UP!”

Pacquiao has been in hot water with the BIR in the past for failing to pay taxes on his earnings from previous fights in the U.S. This time, Henares was on hand to personally collect taxes from Pacquiao.

“Based on my calculation, Paquiao owes $5 Million to the BIR from this recent fight,” Henares said.

Pacquiao’s purse for this fight was worth more than $20 Million. The boxer reportedly already paid $1 Million in taxes to the Chinese government.

Asked by The Adobo Chronicles how she intends to collect the taxes due from Pacquiao, Henares said, “Cash only!”


Algieri, left, and Pacquiao. Inset: Schwarzenneger and Stallone in the audience (Getty Images)
Algieri, left, and Pacquiao. Inset: Schwarzenneger and Stallone in the audience (Getty Images)

Macau, China (The Adobo Chronicles) – American Chris Algieri failed miserably to unseat World Boxing Welterweight title holder Filipino Manny Pacquiao last night. Pacquiao won the fight with a unanimous decision.

In a press conference after the fight, Algieri blamed Arnold Schwarzenneger and Sykvester Stallone for jinxing his chances to grab the title from Pacquiao. The former governor of California and the actor who played Rocky Balboa in the Hollywood film of the same title were both in the audience at the Venetian Macau.

At some point during the fight, Stallone took a selfie picture with his smart phone using a flash.  Algieri said he was blinded by the flash and got distracted, leading to the first of several  knockdowns he suffered from Pacquiao.

Stallone taking a selfie (Getty Images)

“I appreciated that they both came to personally witness the fight,” Algieri said, “but their presence proved to be bad luck for me.”


Pacquiao, left, and his lookalike Onesongchaigym, center

Macau, China  (The Adobo Chronicles) – On November 22, boxing’s only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao faces American boxer Chris Algieri for the WBO Welterweight title in Macau, China.

Algieri told reporters today that he is very confident he “will defeat the 5’2″-tall Filipino champion boxer.”

Wait. Manny Pacquiao is 5’7″ tall.

Apparently, the 5’10” tall Algieri met the wrong boxer during yesterday’s press conference to promote the upcoming title fight.

Algieri came an hour early to the press conference at the Venetian Macau and he came face to face with Thai boxer, flyweight Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym who fights in the undercard against two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming.

If Shiming wins over Onesongchaigym, can he claim he defeated Pacquiao? Better still, if Algieri loses to Pacquiao, can he claim he was defeated by Onesongchaigym?

The world will be watching closely. On Pay-Per-View.