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Pacquiao wins

Manny Pacquiao wins. He’s 482 million pesos more equal than the rest of us now.


The Filipino commentators are grating. They’re all superlatives and pseudo-expert talk. Sheesh. I wish I could just turn up the ambient noise and totally tune out the trash spilling out of their mouths.

Still, they did get it right when in the fifth round, they said Hoya looked like a slow old man. That he did, altho I kinda think that was more by design than out of actual pain.

Manny strutted into the ring with a sunny smile on his face, totally unlike his previous forays into that battlefield. He looked for all the world like he was on his way to the main dancefloor at Embassy. 

Dela Hoya, on the other hand, looked like he had seen the end of the world and had resigned himself to it – or to the role he had to play in it. I say the Golden Boy took a dive, and all to ensure that this franchise gets at least one more rematch.

Sickening, in my opinion. 

Sports are now entertainment, rather than contests of skill. The sooner I come to terms with that, the sooner I can get back to enjoying the atavistic thrill of watching two grown men pummel each other to bloody pulp.


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6 Responses

  1. Jen says:

    Amen Rom. That’s exactly the reason why I really don’t give a rat’s ass about this fight. 😀

    O/T: Wow it’s snowing here already. LOL.

  2. BrianB says:

    Stupid fight. Where was de la Hoya?

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  4. Bencard says:

    intentionally took a dive? highly unlikely. i think de la hoya has a bigger name, track record and pride to throw out a fight. he is not only an olympic champion, he has fought with the best of them and won most of the time. he is definitely not just another champion. i think he has attained iconic status in the world of boxing

    if he was thinking of a rematch for money, do you think he would allow a lopsided loss like that? who would want to pay and see them fight again? don’t you think he could attract more patrons in a future fight had he managed a draw, or even a loss by majority decision?:

    i guess, someone has to be the proverbial fly on one’s ointment, huh rom?

  5. rom says:

    bencard: o’ come ON, uncle. If he was as fiery as all that – if he had cared even just a teeny-tiny bit more about his ‘iconic status,’ don’t you think he would’ve put up a bigger fight than that charade he put on? puh-leeze.

    As for being the fly in pacquiao’s ointment, if that’s what you call my refusal to be part of the echo chamber, well then that’s what it is, eh? 😀

    and besides, i’m just one voice. the pacmachine don’t need my buy-in. 🙂

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