Manny Pacquiao to Be Honored at Hawaii Football Game Saturday at Aloha Stadium

Kevin RileyContributor INovember 16, 2011

Manny Pacquiao celebrates his majority decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov 12, 2011.
Manny Pacquiao celebrates his majority decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov 12, 2011.Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Update Nov. 17: The University of Hawaii Athletics Department announced today it was notified by Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle's office that Manny Pacquiao will not attend the pre-game ceremony on Nov. 19, 2011.

Honolulu—Eight-division world champion boxer Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao will be honored prior to the University of Hawaii football game against Fresno State this Saturday at Aloha Stadium.

Pacquiao, the current WBO welterweight champion, will be honored during a special pregame ceremony at mid-field at approximately 5:40 p.m., prior to the introduction of the Warrior football team. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. HST.

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle will be joined by Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, University of Hawaii Athletics Director Jim Donovan, and Bennette Misalucha, the Past President of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce, as the Mayor proclaims Nov. 19, 2011, as Manny Pacquiao Day in Honolulu.

Pacquiao is fresh off a controversial majority decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez this past Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Filipino congressman is expected to arrive in Honolulu on Thursday night.

Following his appearance at Aloha Stadium, Pacquiao will also appear at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki on Monday night. Dinner, local entertainment, auction and autographs will be held in the Coral Ballroom with doors opening at 6:00 p.m.

Tentatively scheduled for Pacquiao is an appearance Friday night on Maui at Shane Victorino's VIP Party. Victorino is a Major League Baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Also tentatively scheduled for Pacquiao is a meet-and-greet with troops returning from Iraq at Schofield Barracks.

More information to follow.

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