Manny Pacquiao on Miss Universe win
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has revealed his delight at Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach winning the Miss Universe titles for The Phillipines.
Wurtzbach had initially been declared runner up, before host Steve Harvey apologized for a mistake and called her the actual winner.
“Courage is grace under pressure,” Pacquiao told Philboxing.com. “This is what Pia showed in the middle of the confusion and controversy that marked her coronation as the new Miss Universe.”
Wurtzbach had vowed to win the title after Pacquiao had lost the “Fight Of The Century” to Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Pac-Man is glad she kept her word.
“Remember, when I lost to Floyd last May, she made a promise to all of us Filipinos that she will avenge that defeat come the Miss Universe pageant, which she just has fulfilled,” Pacquiao said. “I intend to use [that] as an inspiration and additional motivation for me in my next fight.”