Mario Sismundo no longer just Manny Pacquiao’s doppelgänger

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Photo Courtesy: Boots Saret-Luna
Photo Courtesy: Boots Saret-Luna

Mario Sismundo, an MMA fighter who will fight on July 30 for the Philippines at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, says that he is more than just Manny Pacquiao’s doppelgänger.

Mario, who once doubled for Manny Pacquiao for a TV commercial, and also hails from General Santos City, also has plans of his own to be a world-renowned fighter.   

The resemblance is striking, in fact, when he trains at Fitbox Gym in Makati, he is often mistaken as Manny Pacquiao.

Sismundo says, I am super inspired because of the fact that I have a physical resemblance with Manny Pacquiao.  He is not just an ordinary person, but is known world-wide, he is also a Senator now.  Maybe if I work hard and be patient I can follow his footsteps.”

Sismundo continues, “ It is a big deal for me that I got into this US-based organization.  For someone like me who came from General Santos City, I have been wating for this chance to fight in front of a huge crowd.  I have been dreaming and praying for this for a long time.

This will be Mario Sismundo’s biggest fight in his entire boxing and MMA career, fighting for the first time in a 15,000-seater stadium in Quezon City that previously hosted the legendary Ali-Frazier bout dubbed as the ‘Thrilla in Manila’. Sismundo will be part of team Philippines v the World at the World Series of Global Fighting Championship 3.

Sismundo says that his family, specially his father, has been supportive of his career all this time.

It is bittersweet though that at the biggest fight of his life, wherein his fight will be the co-main event on July 30, that his father won’t be able to watch it since he passed away just weeks ago.

“ This is my biggest fight that my father waited for a very long time, but he is gone…but it shouldn’t stop me, or should it make me feel sad, but instead it should inspire me to train even more to win.  This fight will be for him”, Sismundo says.

“ And I know even when he is gone, he can still watch it from wherever he is”, adds Sismundo.

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Photo Courtesy: Boots Saret-Luna

Mario Sismundo, an MMA fighter who will fight on July 30 for the Philippines at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, says that he is more than just Manny Pacquiao’s doppelgänger.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Photo Courtesy: Boots Saret-Luna
Photo Courtesy: Boots Saret-Luna

Mario Sismundo, an MMA fighter who will fight on July 30 for the Philippines at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, says that he is more than just Manny Pacquiao’s doppelgänger.

Mario, who once doubled for Manny Pacquiao for a TV commercial, and also hails from General Santos City, also has plans of his own to be a world-renowned fighter.   

The resemblance is striking, in fact, when he trains at Fitbox Gym in Makati, he is often mistaken as Manny Pacquiao.

Sismundo says, I am super inspired because of the fact that I have a physical resemblance with Manny Pacquiao.  He is not just an ordinary person, but is known world-wide, he is also a Senator now.  Maybe if I work hard and be patient I can follow his footsteps.”

Sismundo continues, “ It is a big deal for me that I got into this US-based organization.  For someone like me who came from General Santos City, I have been wating for this chance to fight in front of a huge crowd.  I have been dreaming and praying for this for a long time.

This will be Mario Sismundo’s biggest fight in his entire boxing and MMA career, fighting for the first time in a 15,000-seater stadium in Quezon City that previously hosted the legendary Ali-Frazier bout dubbed as the ‘Thrilla in Manila’. Sismundo will be part of team Philippines v the World at the World Series of Global Fighting Championship 3.

Sismundo says that his family, specially his father, has been supportive of his career all this time.

It is bittersweet though that at the biggest fight of his life, wherein his fight will be the co-main event on July 30, that his father won’t be able to watch it since he passed away just weeks ago.

“ This is my biggest fight that my father waited for a very long time, but he is gone…but it shouldn’t stop me, or should it make me feel sad, but instead it should inspire me to train even more to win.  This fight will be for him”, Sismundo says.

“ And I know even when he is gone, he can still watch it from wherever he is”, adds Sismundo.

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