This is a guest post from Raymond.
I’m still dejected following the nation’s pride, Manny Pacquiao’s devastating sixth round KO loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in their fourth match up. Not a few people have urged him to hang up his gloves especially after absorbing that vicious punch which rendered him unconscious for a time.
My take on these calls for retirement initially was that:
If I am Pacquiao, there’s no way on earth that I will allow that my last image as a fighter and only eight division world champion be one that is face down on the canvas. What I will do is rid myself of all distractions, train as if I haven’t won anything and as if I’m broke. Fight ferociously driven by that KO image in my mind. Convincingly beat Bradley, Marquez and Mayweather in that particular order – then call it a career. Continue reading
I never thought this could be possible. But he was fluent at it. LOL.
This was supposed to be a video before the actual fight. I can barely understand the whole conversation (could someone translate this please?). But I admire the timing of the audio and video. I can imagine the effort in putting up this funny youtube video.
Duha ka round gale hah…..LOL…
It was a very short fight that on twitter:
@Pimplepopper: Lesson learned: if u buy tickets to a pacquiao fight, watch the undercard fights to make the most of the admission price.
Lesson learned indeed. For those wanting to watch the two short videos of the fight but are behind office firewalls or proxy server that makes youtube and other video sharing sites inaccessible, good thing you can access this site. Just come visit again for more!
Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines did it once again in his fight against Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico yesterday.
The fight was decided, though, in a unanimous decision after 12 rounds of boxing action, against speculations or projections of a four to six rounds knock-out in favor of Pacquiao.
Everytime there’s a Pacquiao match, the world of every Filipino appears to stop from revolving, just in order to catch the developments in the match. Commentators and politicians alike talk about the fate of the Filipino people are on his (Pacquiao’s) shoulders.
I wonder, it could really be so burdensome for him to be assigned with such task. What if Pacquiao failed, or if he fails in the future? Does that mean the Philippines will crumble as well?
Anyone up for the challenge to play the devil’s advocate? 🙂
Yeah, maybe people are already getting tired of Pacquiao reaping victories after victories (for the country), and yet forbade the wish of Jorge Bocobo that Pacquiao get his teeth knocked out.
I may be late to manifest my opinion, but I find it rather not lame at all to agree to his (Bocobo’s) views. How sad….
The trilogy ends with big cheers from Filipinos! The match dubbed as “The Grand Finale” was a TKO in the 3rd round in favor of Pacquiao!
Manny Pacquiao, before the bout, was quoted saying:
Morales will fee the strength of the people of The Philippines behind every punch I land on him. This may be the ‘Grand Finale’ on our trilogy, but it is just the beginning for Manny Pacquiao.
Both fighters came out with heedless aggression, and Pacquiao first knocked Morales down against the ropes late in the second round. Morales kept returning shots, but couldn’t keep up with Pacquiao’s pace — and after a knockdown midway through the third, Pacquiao finished him with a devastating left hook with just 3 seconds left.
Being here in Qatar, we’ve not much news about this match. I’m actually wondering, what was Manny’s theme song for this fight? How much who’s bet?
Moreover, are we even sure that the rivalry beween Pacquiao and Morales is confined only in this “trilogy”, thus “The Grand Finale”?