Sunday, December 9, 2012

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The fight is over. Manny lost.

Now everyone has a say about it. In Facebook you'll read all sorts of comment, from the most encouraging to the most thoughtless ones. It's just saddening even annoying to note that on those fights when Manny was victorious, Facebook was full of happy comments expressing how proud we are being a Filipino, lauding Pacman for being such a great fighter. When Pacquiao was a winner, we all  ride over his feat. 

But lo and behold, now that lady luck frowns on our best boxer, it seems many of us are trying to follow suit. In Facebook still, we can read different reactions and many interpretations as to the reason why Manny lost in his latest fight. It's funny that people attribute the loss to Manny's "change of religion." Did Pacman actually changed his GOD when he went to another church? 

I couldn't agree more with Pacman's statement - "That's boxing." Indeed it is. It is not at all victory all the time. We all have to realize that nobody is born to be a constant winner. I am for those people who despite the loss, still express a hundred percent support to Manny Pacquiao which I guess we all must do rather than digging reasons why he lost to throw at him. Aren't these irrelevant at the moment? 

I personally believe that Pacman's loss doesn't make him any less of a boxer. He is still one of the world's best and definitely the best we have in the Philippines. Manny Pacquaio united us many times with his victories, let's all do it again in his defeat.  

6 comments:

  1. .. and US$25k richer. more than what Marquez got from that fight.. :)

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    1. That's a huge sum of money JH Alms...winning is just for the prestige after all.

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  2. I agree! I salute Manny when he was a winner, I salute him now though he lost. He is and forever will be a champion because of his grace and humility.

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  3. The best thing for him now is to take a rest, enjoy the holiday with his family, recollect and regain his focus, contemplate on the next moves and come back with more hunger to win and determination to rise up again. Mind and body conditioning are some of the keys.

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    1. I agree. There had been to much going on with his life as a politician, a celebrity and a boxer. So he needs to focus and aim to hit it if he is to return to the ring.

      Thanks for dropping bY.

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