I didn’t even watch this match. I knew all along that Pacquiáo is going to win. Also, I was expecting it to be a boring match from the get-go because he was up against a boxer nearing retirement.
And I was not mistaken. Nina Calleja of the Philippine Daily Inquirer wrote:
Having used to watching Manny Pacquiáo’s opponents stumble after a few rounds, most in the crowd at a cinema in the SM Megamall were dissatisfied with the game.
In the second round when the African-American Shane Mosley fell after a strong blow from Pacquiáo, the audience grew wild, and many threw their fists up in the air in truimph.
But during the succeeding rounds, the crowd was unusually silent, many with their hands propping up their chins as though watching a regular film.
Whether it’s a boring match or not, congratulations are in order.
Oh, yes, Manny the Mexicutioner knows some Spanish because of all those Mexican ring warriors he destroyed! ¿Escuchas eso, Juan Manuel Márquez?
Read the full report here.