Pacquiao shines in defeat
While most were expressing their disappointment on Manny Pacquiao’s loss to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez (many even ridiculed him), Ace Esmeralda of Security Matters Magazine made this discerning note:
“The first person I saw who smiled after the knockout was Pacman. How he conducts himself now defines his true relationship with his new found faith. How we treat his defeat defines our own.”
In defeat, Pacquiao showed his greatness. He offered no excuses. All he said was :” “I never expected that punch. He got me with a good shot. That’s boxing.Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.”
Also, Mommy Dionisia, despite her initial hysterics blaming Manny’s new religion for the cause of the his defeat said something reassuring to millions of Pacquiao fans who are in a stateof shock. “Sa lahat ng kababayan, wag kayong mabigo, ganyan talaga ang buhay may panalo, may talo. Akong nanay, natanggap ko. Dapat matanggap niyong lahat mga fans ni Manny,” she said.
What’s galling is boxing promoter Bob Arum talking about a fifth fight, no doubt excited by the big bucks that, that the fight would bring in. “Why not? People love this action.” he said in the post-fight interview in Las Vegas.”This fight will go down in history as a ring classic. “
Pacquaio must still be dizzy because he said he was amenable to a fifth outing with Marquez.”I take a rest. After a few months, back to training and back to fight.”
Mommy Dionisia, upon learning that Arum was planning a fifth Pacquio-Marquez fight, for sure not yet satiated with having her son as their milking cow, wailed: “Hindi hayup ang anak ko. Tao siya.”
She should tell that to her son.