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Author:  observer [ Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:44 am ]
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Misunderstanding Manny Pacquiao

By Recah Trinidad
Inquirer/Last updated 00:40am (Mla time) 07/05/2006


Believe it or not, there were people who could not forgive Manny
Pacquiao for what he did at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.

These frustrated people protested, as though Pacquiao was a
no-show at the Big Dome for what was easily the greatest luncheon
date of his career.

No way, he’s a liar, cried a street fan in the evening newscast
over GMA-7 on Monday.

His pale face puffed, the poor fellow either had a sleepless night,
or he could have tore at what little was left of his hairdo, while
refusing to accept Pacquiao’s failure to knock out his Mexican foe.

Of course, there were countless others who continued to feel their
boxing hero had shortchanged them.

That’s understandable. After they had elevated Pacquiao to a super
hero, an all-conquering savior, they now expected an incredible feat
from the fearless warrior whenever he would enter the boxing ring.

They just could not see through the greatness of Pacquiao’s per-
formance when, displaying grace (under pressure) and all-around
skills, he turned the ring at the Araneta into a boxing studio.

Those who know their boxing—led by lawyer Rudy Salud, founding
sec-gen of the WBC—were one in hailing Pacquiao for his full eleva-
tion to a complete boxer, based on his colorful and classy stand on

Still, the widespread displeasure, to repeat, was all to be expected.

It’s like this. There continues to exist in this poor country a school of
thought reared in the belief that the only legit win in boxing comes
via a knockout. No ifs, no buts.

Well, that could be forgiven, too. But what took the cake in this
post-fight Pacquiao bashing was the dark pronouncement from
this veteran sports journalist, a graying alien who gained Filipino
citizenship by shining the shoes—******* actually—of Ferdinand
Marcos with his shameless tongue.

The converted Pinoy, speaking our native tongue as though Filipino
was a forgotten language, tried to play sage and declared an abo-

He told the evening audience that Pacquiao saw it fit to let the
12-round fight with Oscar Larios go the full distance in order to
accommodate all the television commercials.

No, it was not a mere suggestion. Spoken like a sage, this Pacquiao
accuser sounded as though he had proof to back his incredible claim.

Of course, he had none.

As could only be expected, Dong Puno, a top honcho at ABS-CBN,
which bankrolled the $4-million Mano a Mano, was raging mad.

Hermie Rivera, who reported on Mr. Puno’s reaction, did not say if
libel charges were being readied.

Anyway, this bogus Pinoy next found it fit to scratch the back of
ABS-CBN with a condescending column of his the morning after.

Well the harm had been done.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao coolly explained his refusal to go blindly for
the kill against Larios.

If it were a basketball game, the Pacman said, he had merely
resorted to outside shots, instead of driving past a phalanx of
deadly defenders.

It would have been foolhardy doing a layup and forcing himself in
when, in fact, there was a better way to score and win.

At least, Pacquiao also managed to display a necessary unit in
his arsenal—proper pacing—by refusing to go for an early kill, lest
he ran out of oxygen in the first half.

Manny Pacquiao had his cake and ate it too. Not bad for a fighter
who did not train sufficiently for the big bout.

Unfortunately, not everybody could be happy with the incredible feat.

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Author:  lephuk [ Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:45 am ]
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typical pinoy mentality. always have something derogatory to say. puro experts with no foundation. oh well.....

your are right. why can't people see what pacquiao displayed that night, superior boxing skills!!!

Author:  team_lois [ Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:50 am ]
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lephuk wrote:
typical pinoy mentality. always have something derogatory to say. puro experts with no foundation. oh well.....

your are right. why can't people see what pacquiao displayed that night, superior boxing skills!!!

typical pinoy mentality......

manny did a superb boxing skills last sunday.......

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