The fight of the year is on between Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez and this is a fan’s reaction of how she sees Manny Pacman Pacquiao as a fighter and as a man.
Manny Pacquiao as a fighter
I see Manny as a fighter who has that indomitable fighting spirit, who never gives up and would fight to the very end. This is what I witnessed with all his fights. He did not talk much, nor did he trash talk his opponents.
He always did his talking in the ring, and wow! How he had spectacularly done it; stunning knockouts for Barrera, Cotto, Morales, and Hatton.
He boxes as a scientist would, carefully calculated punches and jabs that jarred his opponents. Although, some boxing pundits say his speed and power is deteriorating, I still believe that it may have slowed a LITTLE bit, but they are still there. I would be proven right with his next bout with Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8, 2012.
He is the best pound for pound boxer of this era. I’m not a boxing fan prior to the entry of Manny Pacquiao to the ring, but when his international fights started, I have watched every fight, anywhere I was, and I’m not surely going to miss the Pacquiao vs Marquez IV.
Everyone watches his fights. The city where I reside goes on a holiday whenever there is a Pacquiao fight. It is true that streets are deserted, only those with pressing, urgent need to travel are in the streets (medical emergencies), but still they are glued to their radio or mini-TV sets for updates of the boxing bout. People who are not fond of boxing became fans with Manny Pacman’s advent to the sport.
Manny Paccquiao as a man
I perceive Manny as a generous, kind-hearted and deeply religious man. He lives the word of God through his own life. Since his genuine conversion, he has sold his roosters for cock-fighting, his bars, mini casinos, and nightclubs to focus on prayer meetings and religious gatherings.
He is generous that her mother expressed her fear that one day he would end up with nothing because of his generosity.
Being a congressman has inspired him to serve his constituents wholeheartedly and honestly. “I want to be in public service because I want to serve the people.” These are the words of her wife Jinky too, who runs for vice governor for Sarangani, where Manny is congressman.
I see Manny as a remarkable person on and off the ring. Manny Pacquiao is a person who is worthy of emulation, admiration, and praise.
On Saturday, December 8, 2012, Manny Pacquiao would fight Juan Manuel Marquez for the 4th time. This would finally decide who is the better boxer between them. I know Manny Pacquiao would succeed.