- Buboy Fernandez was criticized after he replaced Freddie Roach as Manny Pacquiao’s trainer
- Pacquiao defeated his opponent in a seventh-round TKO
- The boxer’s longtime friend was caught on video breaking down in the corner after the victory
There were many who doubted that Manny Pacquiao would perform impressively against Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse since he was being trained by his longtime Pinoy friend Buboy Fernandez instead of his longtime American trainer Freddie Roach.
After Pacquiao scored an epic TKO victory against his opponent, KAMI learned that Fernandez was caught on video getting emotional in the corner.
The video shows Pacquiao’s friend breaking down and kneeling in the corner. Later on, another person hugged the emotional Fernandez.
Here is the clip shared by celebrity KC Montero:
Fernandez also told GMA-7’s 24 Oras that his critics fueled his drive in training Pacquiao the best he could:
"Sa lahat ng medyo nawalan ng tiwala sa atin bilang coach ng Pilipino, sa lahat ng nagsabi na ano daw ang kakayahan ni Buboy Fernandez, sa lahat po ng nagbigay ng ganoong opinyon sa akin, wala naman tayo kaalaman sa boxing, anong alam ni Buboy sa boxing... sa inyong lahat po kayo po ang nagbigay sa akin ng inspirasyon upang lalong tumapang at mabigyan ng magandang kondisyon ang ating fighting senator," he said.
Netizens were touched by Buboy’s clip:
“So proud of you Buboy!! This win is also yours!”
“sa kanilang lahat...Buboy stayed so faithful with Manny”
“Dude has been with Pac since day 1. Real friend/family right there.”
Pacquiao registered his 60th win as a professional boxer and won the WBA Welterweight Title by defeating Matthysse, as previously reported by KAMI.
This was also his first knockout victory in nine years.
Some of his possible future opponents include current pound-for-pound kings Terrence Crawford, Mikey Garcia and Vasyl Lomachenko.
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