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article imageOp-Ed: Roach's dream of seeing President Pacquiao fight is now possible

By Leo Reyes     Apr 25, 2016 in Sports
Manny Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach must be very happy with the way Manny Pacquiao is performing in his quest for a senate seat in the May 9 elections in the Philippines, where he now ranks No.3 in the Top 12 list of possible winners.
Two independent polls conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia have placed Pacquiao in the Top 6 in their latest Survey.
Pulse Asia conducted its survey from April 12 to 17 while SWS ran their own last April 18 to 20. In the Pulse Asia survey, Pacquiao was ranked 4-6 while in the SWS survey, the incumbent congressman from the lone district of Sarangani ranked solo at No. 3.
Below is the senatorial survey ranking showing Pacquiao inching his way up less than two weeks before the end of the campaign period.
1. Pulse Asia Survey - April 12 to 17, 2016
Pulse Asia Survey April 12-17  2016
Pulse Asia Survey April 12-17, 2016
Pulse-ABS-CBN via GMA News
2. SWS Survey - April 18 to 20, 2016.
SWS senatorial survey ranking  April 18-20  2016
SWS senatorial survey ranking, April 18-20, 2016
SWS via GMA News
During the training for the Pacquiao-Bradley fight, Roach told Pacquiao he will get more votes if he wins impressively in their trilogy fight. Roach is hoping to see Pacquiao in the ring when he is elected president after serving as senator.
“I just told him the better he looks in this fight, the more votes he’ll get,” said Roach, “When I told him that he gave me a real big smile. That was a yes,” he added.
"My goal is to see President Pacquiao fight,” said Roach who like Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum wants to see Pacquiao being sworn in as Philippine president during his lifetime.
While the rankings could change leading up to the May 9 elections, it appears that Pacquiao, who has been consistent in survey rankings would make it to the Top 12 list of newly elected senators.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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