No wonder they call Efren "Bata" Reyes "The Magician."
7. EFREN "BATA" REYES (Billiards)
Also knows as "The Magician," the 55-year-old billiards master used the pseudonym Cesar Morales when he first competed in the US. The reason? His reputation had already preceded him in the US pool circuit. He was worried that nobody would go up against him if they knew who he was. Considered as one of the great nine-ball players, he won the 1999 World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World 9-ball Championship. In 2004 bagged the WPA World 8-ball title, his fourth. He was the first Asian to be inducted into the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame in 2003.
They nicknamed Gabriel Elorde "Flash" for his fast fists.
8. GABRIEL ELORDE (Boxing)
This southpaw from Bogo, Cebu ended the country's 20-year world championship drought in boxing when he defeated WBA junior lightweight champion Harold Gomes of the US on March 16, 1960. His reign as the world junior lightweight division champion was the longest at seven years and three months. He was the first Asian boxer to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. After his retirement, he became a popular commercial endorser. He died on January 2, 1985. To continue his legacy, his family has put up the Elorde Boxing Gyms, where anyone can train with professional boxers.