Sunday, December 7, 2008

And Pacquiao Wins...

If you ask any Filipino who among all the personalities is best able to unite this politically-torn country, they would have a synonymous answer: it's Manny Pacquiao. Amidst the never ending political turmoil, every Filipino, regardless of political affiliation, unite behind him whenever he has a fight.

Pacquiao is acknowledged as one of the best boxers the Philippines has ever produced. Today, he has proven it again as he won over the legendary Oscar de la Hoya.

Before the fight, there were many who doubted if Pacquiao would indeed make it. Nevertheless, Filipinos supported him. Win or lose. And they were not wrong, Pacquiao made de la Hoya surrender after the 8th round.

The Pacquio-de la Hoya bout, I would say, was not as exciting as I expected it to be. It was one sided, with Pacquiao doing all the offensive moves, and de la Hoya hardly throwing his punch. De la Hoya seemed to be out of his element, for some reason. Whatever the reason is, it was Pacquiao's speed and strength that prevailed. But of course his coach and trainor, Roach, was to be given credit for the win.

I am not a boxing afficionado, nor am I a Pacquiao fan personally but I do watch his fights whenever I can because he is one man who makes this country proud in the profession he has chosen.

My congratulations to Manny Pacquiao.

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