The Philippine Boxing Association (PBA) is set to officially announce that Manny Pacquium will be its mandatory reporter for the 2016 Olympics.PBA President and CEO Manny Pacquaio will also serve as an ambassador for the sport in the US, a move that will further bolster the sport’s credibility in the nation.
Pacquium, who won the WBO welterweight title in 2013 and 2014, is expected to announce his next fight against the undefeated Jose Aldo in the United States on January 18, 2016.
He is currently scheduled to face the undefeated Miguel Cotto in a welterweights bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on January 6, 2016, with the pay-per-view set to be live-streamed via the Pacquias’ website.
He will be joined on the tour by Pacquio’s son, Miguel Pacquius Pacqui, and his sister, Marisol Pacquios.
The Pacquiams are the owners of the PBA, which has a reported record of 22,000 members.