This is where wretchedness looms over even weeks after the unexpected aftermath of the world’s super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
Manny Pacquiao’s last two fights were extremely disheartening and figuratively knocked out our people’s champ out of the A-list of boxers of the world. His losses were also a pain to his boxing fans not to mention to his countrymen.
I was never a fan of Manny Pacquaio or the world of boxing per se. I even found his unbeatable streak ‘nakakasawa’ and yearned for other Filipino boxers to step up in rank. But seeing this guy lose his two phenomenal fights with Bradley and his arch-rival Juan Manuel Marquez, I too shared the same frustration that my countrymen felt. Not to forget that notable fight where for the first time Pacman fell unconscious after receiving a strong and unexpected finishing punch from Marquez. That was terribly a heart stopping scene.
It is nice to hear from people who talked about Pacquiao’s recent bout with Rios how Manny handled his opponent and made sure his career is still far from over. Taking his time to make his attacks and keeping always on guard.
Moreover, his dedication to show that every Filipino has the will to fight and go on no matter how disappointing the odds are is something that made me proud.
To Manny, your victory is the greatest gift you could offer us. For sure you will be lauded for the good deed you have shown your nation.