Pacquiao honors ‘true champion’ Ledwaba

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MANILA, Philippines — From one boxing champion to another, Manny Pacquiao paid tribute to Lehlo Ledwaba on Saturday following the news of the South African’s passing reportedly due to COVID-19.

The two warriors shared the ring together back in June 2001 where a young Pacquiao, who was making his United States debut as a replacement fighter on two weeks notice, stunned Ledwaba to win the IBF super bantamweight crown.

“So sad to hear the passing of Lehlo Ledbawa! He was a true champion in and out of the ring and left behind an amazing legacy. RIP champ!” Pacquiao posted on social media.

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