Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pacquiao Finishes the Fight in 9th Round

It’s Manny Pacquiao in the 9th round. The referee did not bother to count and raised the hand of Pacquiao signalling the end of the fight. David Diaz was dumbfounded. He didn’t know where the power-packed fists of his opponent were coming from. It’s as lightning speed. He only knew it hit him left and right!


Manny Pacquiao is the new champion of the World Boxing Council lightweight division and he is the first Pinoy and Asian boxer to win the four weight divisions –112, 122, 130, and 135 pounds. He also sideswiped the 126-pound level of Marco Antonio Barrera in 2003 and overshadowed the big boxing names in these divisions. He now hold the lightweight division where Gabriel “Flash” Elorde –another Filipino boxer who ruled the WBC Super Featherweight division for seven years -failed to take from the hands of Carlos Ortiz, a Puerto Rican boxing champion. If the “Flash” is still around he will be vindicated in some of his inadequacies by Manny’s fit.


When the “Pacman” –as Pacquiao is locally tagged- comes home, a hero’s welcome will be awaiting him. Before the fight he mentioned to offer his quest for boxing fame to the victims of typhoon Fengshen and he confirmed later after winning the fight in an interview with local TV channel GMA 7. Not only typhoon victims will be benefiting from his generosity, many will be seeing him to congratulate him and to partake with the bacon he will be bringing.

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