Manny Pacquiao vs. Marco Antonio Barrera Part I


On November 15, 2003, Pacquiao faced Marco Antonio Barrera at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, in a scuffle that many deem to have defined his career. Pacquiao, who was feat at featherweight for the first times, brought his gift gone him and defeated Barrera via rarefied knockout in the eleventh round, the lonesome knockout loss in Barrera's career, and won the Lineal & The Ring Featherweight Championship, making him the first Filipino and Asian to become a three-bitterness world champion, a fighter who won world titles in three exchange weight divisions. He defended the title twice in the support on relinquishing it in 2005.

On November 24, 2003, the subsequently Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo conferred roughly Pacquiao the Presidential Medal of Merit at the Ceremonial Hall of Malacanang Palace for his knockout victory greater than the best featherweight boxer of the world. The as soon as daylight, the members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines presented the House Resolution No. 765, authored by the furthermore House Speaker Jose De Venecia and Bukidnon Representative Juan Miguel Zubiri, which privileged Pacquiao the Congressional Medal of Achievement for his exceptional achievements. Pacquiao is the first sportsman to do such an deafening compliment from the House of Representatives.

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