WBO President Francisco 'Paco' Valcárcel has sent a congratulatory letter to pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao for his recent achievement in capturing his 7th title in seven weight divisions by beating Valcárcel's compatriot Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico last Nov. 14 in Las Vegas, NV. Valcarcel has named Pacquiao the WBO super champion in the welterweight division.
Valcárcel's letter to Pacquiao follows in full:
November 18, 2009
The World Boxing Organization congratulates you on your historic and triumphant performance against Miguel Cotto on Saturday, November 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, where you became the first seven division world title champion. It was a
spectacular performance. You have brought great admirable credit to yourself, trainers, manager, promoter, fans, and most especially, to the entire Philippine country who now see you as an example of emulation. Your contributions to the community are as well known, as your contributions to the history of boxing, making you a true champion in and out of the ring!
We are very proud of your accomplishments and your new titles of WBO Welterweight Champion and Super Champion. For this reason, we want to celebrate with you this historic triumph, either in the Philippines or in Puerto Rico depending on what is more convenient for you. Let us know as soon as possible the place and date of your choice for this celebration to take place.
Again congratulations, and welcome a board, Manny!
Francisco Valcárcel, Esq.