Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Manny Pacquiao in Time Magazine

I am proud to say that I had not a single tinge of doubt on Manny Pacquiao's victory over former Light Welterweight Champion Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton. My initial prediction was a round 5 knockout. With Pacman's new level of maturity inside the ring, I am confident that he will be undefeated in the next 2-3 years. He showed through his round 2 KO over the powerful Hatton just showed that he is the best pound-for-pound fighter inside the squared ring.

Aside from this, Pacman scored another victory by being the only Filipino to be included in Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world! He joined the ranks of Fellow sportsmen Kobe Bryant, Rafael Nadal, and Michael Phelps, and other world leaders like Barack Obama and Hu Jintao. According to, Pacquiao gathered the most number of votes with more than 20million among the list! Wow! That just shows how the Filipino ring icon is loved and respected not only by fellow Filipinos, but of boxing fans and sports enthusiasts around the world!

I'm just happy that Filipinos like Manny Pacquiao are excelling in their respective fields not just in the country, but around the world! I hope Manny Pacquiao will continue to inspire Filipinos to strive for the best and excel. I also pray that he thinks twice about getting into politics. Manny, there are many other ways to inspire and help people and politics is definitely in the bottom of the list.

Mabuhay ka Manny!

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