Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. are clearly the best and most popular Filipino boxers this generation has ever seen – and both were born in General Santos City, southern Philippines – yet they have never been in the same fight card together!

But that is about to change this coming November 5 because for the first time in history, these two will finally be headlining a fight card together! This is surely exciting news for their fans – and definitely reason enough for more Filipinos to subscribe for the fight’s pay-per-view.

By inboundpass (Flickr: NCAA Season 87: Opening Day, July 2, 2011) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By inboundpass (Flickr: NCAA Season 87: Opening Day, July 2, 2011) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The news is also quite exciting for Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum, their promoter, who revealed that he had always tried to put the two in the same fight card but Team Pacquiao had previously been cold to the idea; thankfully, he was able to convince them this time.

While Donaire will be defending his title against Mexican American Jessie Magdaleno, Pacquiao will face off against Jessie Vargas, another Mexican-American.

By Arvee Eco from QUEENS, USA (_DSC6596 (cropped)) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Arvee Eco from QUEENS, USA (_DSC6596 (cropped)) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The big event is set on November 5 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas which can seat around 19,000 people – and as many as 7,000 tickets will be sold at $50!

What are you waiting for? Let’s buy tickets to this exciting event or perhaps subscribe to pay-per-view! This is surely bound to be an exciting day for Filipino boxing fans…

Source: ABS-CBN News