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Sunday, June 29, 2008

When "No Fear" Meets "Danger"

When "No Fear" meets "Danger" in a brawl, the latter does not stand a chance.


Take that from "No Fear" poster (29-year old) boy Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao who beautifully outclassed "Dangerous" David Diaz in yesterday's gory duel over the WBC Lightweight crown making our "Pac Man" the first Asian to win four world titles in four weight divisions -- Flyweight, Junior Featherweight, Super Featherweight, and Lightweight. [see Kevin Iole's blow-by-blow account here]


This TKO win of our "National Fist" all the more justifies the plan to make him the first Filipino athlete to appear on a postage stamp. This WBC Champ Emeritus continues to serve as a beacon of inspiration to every Filipino and his light will doubtless persist long after he had hung up his gloves. When one learns that a brief lull in the war between government and Communist or Islamic forces transpires when Manny fights, that even criminals in General Santos City take a day off from their nefarious deeds as Manny takes on a foe, that politicians of various hues forget for a moment all their bickerings as Manny hoists the flag in the boxing arena, that victims of calamity brush off for a moment their tears to cheer on as Manny slugs it out in the ring -- one wonders how many more Manny Pacquiaos should our country produce so that we will continually be at peace with our neighbors, really work together for the country's good, and keep on keepin' on despite the odds we face.


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We must give David Diaz a standing ovation as well for his lion-heartedness in the ring, magnanimity in defeat, and his unassuming personality. He is one of the few boxers I know who has not allowed his belt to sink into and eat up his brain. Salud!


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Don't forget the other winners in this bout -- Bob Arum, Chavit Singson, Revicon, Alaxan, Ginebra San Miguel, Matador Brandy, Smart, etc. etc. :)


For every power punch Pacquiao unleashes, the sales of advertisers spring up. Talagang ganyan ang buhay hehe...

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