LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach stands in the ring following the Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas WBO welterweight championship fight at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP
Pia Wurtzbach cheers for Pacquiao, joins him in the ring
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From one Filipino champion to another, reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach on Sunday expressed her support to boxing champion and Senator Manny Pacquiao, who emerged victorious in his bout with Mexican boxer Jessie Vargas.
Wurtzbach, who is currently based in New York, was seen on the ringside in Las Vegas just when the fight was about to start, and joined the boxer and his entourage inside the ring when the fighters were being introduced.
On Instagram, Wurtzbach shared a photo of a set of pink gloves signed by Pacquiao which she received earlier this year when she went to the Philippines for her homecoming tribute.
“Throwing back to when my boxing idol @mannypacquiao gave me these earlier this year. I’ve always been a fan and I think some of you know that well. Haha. Remember that tweet? Tonight I will be cheering for him live here in Las Vegas! I can’t wait to see our national pride in action!” Wurtzbach wrote.
Pacquiao defeated Vargas in 12 rounds via unanimous decision. YG/JE