Our Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao made Pinoys proud again for winning the Battle of East and West over Ricky Hatton. Pacman decked “The Hitman” Hatton twice in 1st round, Hatton floored again in 2nd round and didn’t got up again, the referee waved his hands to end end the fight. Pacquiao wins by technical knockout (TKO). Ricky Hatton proved that its really hard to beat Pacquiao.
Different strategy that made Pacquiao won was the combination of left hook followed by right hook. When the Pacquiao’s left hook hit Hatton’s the right jaw, he fell down for TKO. Hatton for sure was surprised and not prepared for a different strategy. “I expected my right hook to be dangerous for him,” said Pacquiao. Pacquiao won Hatton’s IBO (International Boxing Organization) 140-lb crown as well as The Ring Magazine junior welterweight championship.
I can’t believe it, I’m not sure but I think this was the shortest fight of Pambansang Kamao Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Both boxers were surprised with each others strength and stability. Actually, I heard some Pinoys bet for Hatton that he will win. My sister even told me “tagilid yata manalo si Pacquiao” before the boxing match. After the game, she said “buti na lang di ako pumusta” LOL
Even if its “bitin” for not finishing the 12th round match and didn’t see the expected action, I am proud to be Pinoy for Pacquiao’s victory. Congratulations!
The much awaited Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton boxing match tagged as “Battle of East and West” overall income will somehow be affected by Swine Flu (already named as H1N1 virus). Pinoys in US will probably be choosing to stay at home, avail of PayPerView and watch the boxing match on TV. It is still live and not exposing themselves to crowded place MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
I’m not convinced with the Free Pacquiao-Hatton Live Stream or Free Pacquiao-Hatton Online posts most bloggers post on their blogs. I got irritated when I watch The Dream Match fight of Manny Pacquiao and Oscar dela Hoya online. After the 4th round, the live online screening stopped. Buffering… and all of the people in the chatroom started complaining. I ended up waiting for the delayed telecast on GMA7 and Solar Sports.
I don’t want to end up like this again… and will probably be avoiding crowded places just to watch it live.
I hope all pinoys who are going to be there in Las Vegas should submit themselves for voluntary quarantine, including Pacquiao, his staff and the rumored estimated 50 Congressmen. We won’t be needing the fame from Pacquiao’s victory if we will be having a Pinoy who will spread the H1N1 virus in the Philippines.
Martin Nievera was chosen by Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao to sing Lupang Hinirang on the much awaited Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton boxing match on May 3 (Philippines) in Las Vegas. Nievera felt the pressure already when informed that he is the first male singer who will sing Philippine National Anthem.
“The pressure is doubled when I just realized the other day when I rehearsing, teka muna kung ako yung unang lalaki na kakanta ng national anthem, that means if Manny wins, then wala na…na break na ang curse, break na yung usual superstition”, Nievera said.
Other filipinos are superstitious that it could be unlucky on Pacquiao’s part if a male singer will sing Lupang Hinirang. I am superstitious in a way but I don’t believe it in this case. Remember that Martin Nievera is known as “Concert King” in the Philippines. To sing Lupang Hinirang in a major boxing match maybe his first time but he will surely handle it well. I bet, he is rehearsing our National Anthem.
Going back to 3 Stars And A Sun, Martin is thinking of wearing a shirt designed by the late master rapper Francis Magalona instead f wearing the traditional Barong Tagalog for a change. I don’t see anything wrong with that and its a good idea since the designs of Francis Magalona symbolizes our flag.
What do you think? Barong Tagalog or 3 Stars And A Sun shirt?
As far as I remember, Pambansang Kamao, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao used to be a kapamilya before. If my memory serves me right, his previous 2-3 boxing match were aired in GMA 7, prior to that was all aired to ABC-CBN network. Pacquiao even had shows in Kapuso Network.
I watched SNN (Showbiz News Ngayon) last night and Kris Aquino said that she talked with Jinky Pacquiao over the phone and told her that Manny had long been wanting to return to ABS-CBN. He reportedly signed a letter of intent with ABS-CBN which will cover the Hatton on May 2, 2009 match and possibly three or more fights thereafter.
UPDATE: Solar Sports Entertainment has claimed it will seek legal remedies in case of breach of contract by Pacquiao. While Pacquiao is not affected by the possibility of him being sued after Solar Sports reportedy failed to “fulfill its obligation to pay stipulated fees for the subject rights.”
Our very own Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Oscar de la Hoya poses in Liberty Island, New York, USA during their formal announcement of boxing match tagged as “The Dream Match” in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 6.
There are rumors that Pacman will not make it this time because Oscar dela Hoya is way too big for Pacman. See the picture? Is it a match? Oscar de la Hoya is also a boxing superstar. Pacquiao’s disadvantage is his height, weight and reach but I doubt if Oscar de la Hoya can beat Pacman’s stamina and speed on the ring.