Gavina hopes to watch Pacquiao fight Jeff Horn

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With some free time on his hands, Mahindra deputy Chris Gavina hopes he can travel to Australia to watch Manny Pacquiao, the Floodbuster’s head coach, fight Jeff Horn.

Mahindra assistant coach Chris Gavina will have some free time before the Floodbuster returns to action for the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.

 

In that free time, Mahindra’s top deputy is hopeful he can join head coach Manny Pacquiao’s group in Brisbane as the Philippine Senator and current WBO welterweight world champion takes on Australia’s Jeff Horn in a 12-round fight scheduled for July 2.

 

“I hope so, I hope I’m part of the entourage,” Gavina said Friday after Mahindra played its last game in the Commissioner’s Cup, a loss to Brgy. Ginebra.

 

Pacquiao, who’s been busy training for the Jeff Horn fight, took a little break from sparring to catch the game at the Big Dome.

 

“I wish boss Manny nothing but the best. I know he’s going to represent the Philippines and put it on the map like he usually does,” Gavina said of Pacquiao.

 

Aside from Manny, another Pacquiao was in attendance at the Araneta Coliseum Friday as cousin Rene finally made his PBA debut for the Floodbuster, three years after getting drafted by the team.

 

The second cousin of the boxing legend, the 6’5″ Rene scored six points in eight and a half minutes of action.

 

“Rene came in and was ready,” Gavina said of the 25th pick from the 2014 PBA Draft.

 

“Few guys can come in ready on a big stage against a team like Ginebra and go out there and be productive. I give him credit for not shying away from the moment and stepping up with the limited minutes he had,” he added.

 

 

 

 

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