Sunday, June 29, 2008

4-time World Champion!

Once again, Manny Pacquiao has proven that he's the best pound-for-pound fighter today! After a gruelling 9 rounds of boxing at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Pacquiao captured his fourth title in four different divisions, the first Asian to have conquered this title!

From the way he fought this morning, it showed that he has prepared well. His focus was exceptional, his fighting form, fantastic. We could not se traces of mediocrity from his last fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. He was in his tip-top shape. And all that David Diaz could say after the fight was "Manny is so f*cking fast." What ended Diaz's night was a straight right fake and a left hook combination. After that, we see Diaz's face kissing the canvas.

It's good to see Manny reach this far into the boxing realm. It is very rare to see a Filipino reach this level: Main event in a sellout Las Vegas arena, endorsements from the robe to the buttocks, a prime endorser of a #1 shoe and apparel line, and many many more! I just hope that he continues to shine and at the same time keep his feet on the ground. Filipinos need icons like him to look up to.

And hopefully he'll never run for public office. hehehe


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