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Pacquiáo wins! However…

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…many who have seen that match, even fellow Filipinos, doubt Pacman’s victory. Pacman won via majority decision: 114-114, 115-113, 116-112. But it was clear in Márquez’s every move that he had thoroughly studied Pacman’s fighting style. To his credit, the Mexican’s battle plan was evenly calculated and impressive.

It should be noted that all Pacquiáo-Márquez matches are not without any controversy. On their first meeting, in 2004, the match ended in a draw; Pacquiáo was believed to have won that match especially since he knocked Márquez three times in the first round. They fought again in 2008. Pacquiáo won via split decision that time, but many (including yours truly) believed that it was Márquez’s moment.

Now many are crying a screwjob. If true, who’s fault then? Definitely not Pacman’s. Besides, Pacman still fought like the champion that he is. Unlike Floyd The Chicken (and Victor Ortiz), Pacman fought cleanly.

As of this writing, the local internet community is disappointed with the win. But what shines here is their honesty. Even if we Filipinos were all rooting for Pacman to win, we didn’t want it to end that way — in doubt. But why doubt that win? Are we all boxing experts? Aside from what we saw in that match, what do we really know about how a boxing match should be scored?

At any rate, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiáo is still the world’s best pound-for-pound prize fighter. But a Pacquiáo-Márquez IV should be in the offing. Make it happen.

Manny Pacquiáo vs Juan Manuel Márquez III live streaming

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Watch Manny Pacquiáo vs Juan Manuel Márquez today right here, LIVE and CLEAR!

WWE Superstar vows to destroy Pacquiáo!

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A few days ago, I mentioned an ABS-CBN report about John Cena acknowledging our very own Manny “Pacman” Pacquiáo’s toughness (“Manny Pacquiáo will knock me out in the 1st round.”). Now, even more WWE Superstars are talking about the Philippines’ hottest commodity!

“I think Manny is one of the toughest men in the planet. Pound-for-pound, maybe the toughest.”
Randy Orton (current WWE World Heavyweight Champion)—

“Manny Pacquiáo, I’m a big fan of his. He fought Ricky Hatton and he destroyed him.”
Wade Barrett

“I am friends with the most famous Filipino ever!”
Christian

“I would love to meet him. I’ve seen him knock a couple of people out. Pacquiáo’s really good”.
R-Truth

But right after praising Pacquiáo, Barrett has this to say: “If Manny Pacquiáo thinks he’s tough enough to step in the ring with Wade Barrett, make the challenge,” adding that he will “destroy” Pacman.

This “threat” may not be an empty one. Remember that two years ago, Pacquiáo embarrassed Englishman Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas. Hatton happens to be a cababayan of Barrett. “Ricky Hatton is from Manchester, where I’m from, so I was disappointed,” lamented the former WWE Intercontinental Champion and first ever WWE NXT winner. His disappointment, of course, was directed towards Hatton’s second-round KO loss to the Filipino boxing superstar.

Barrett could be out for vengeance to redeem national pride, albeit kayfabe (actually, Barrett’s from Preston).

This match, whether it be wrestling or boxing, will be a certified hit compared to the dud that was the match between The Big Show and Floyd Maycoward, Jr. in WrestleMania XXIV. For one: it is not widely known that Barrett was once a bare-knuckled boxer in Liverpool. And with his height and massive built, he could give Pacquiáo a run for his money. But to his discredit, Barrett has chosen sports entertainment and has been doing it for quite sometime. If ever he gets the opportunity to fight Pacman in a boxing match (WWE has had a couple of boxing matches in its history), he will need a lot of catching up to do. Pacquiáo’s lightning-speed and granite-hard punches are yet to be matched and conquered.

If it’s going to be a wrestling match, Pacquiáo could be on a disadvantage. Nevertheless, ever since his rise to superstardom, Pacquiáo has not been known to be a quitter. Though smaller compared to Barrett, he will prove to be a tough and stubborn opponent to beat.

The chances of Pacquiáo joining WWE, however, are quite slim given the fact that aside from boxing, the southpaw from Mindanáo is also a legislator. So when not busy with his boxing commitments, he has his hands full in representing the province of Sarangani to the House of Representatives.

Wade Barrett about to perform his signature finishing move, "Wasteland" (forward fireman's carry slam), on Daniel Bryan. Will he be able to do the same to Pacman? Only time will tell.

But Pacquiáo has proven everything there is to prove in the rough world of boxing. The fact is, there is no more need for him and his group to hound Maycoward. just to prove a point. Floyd’s a yellow has-been; there’s really no need to beat someone who can be easily beat.

It’s time, therefore, for Pacman to move to a more glitzy realm, and that is sports entertainment, i.e., professional wrestling. And when one speaks of professional wrestling, naturally only the WWE first comes to mind. The company has a huge fanbase not only in the US but all over the world. Pacquiáo showing up in that company even for just a few minutes will further catapult him —and our country— into the limelight, at least in the hodge-podge but swanky world of pop culture.

If ever, Pacman will be the first full-blooded Filipino to enter a WWE ring. And it’s not even Batista; he’s half-Greek. And whatever Filipino in him that is left, it was already far removed ever since his Filipino grandfather left the Philippines for good.

Anyway, Barrett has spoken. We await Pacman’s response. Poor Wade, though. He should never challenge a Filipino warrior to a bloodmatch. Ever.

Click here for the full article!

Cena vs. Pacquiáo: let’s get it on!

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Below is an interesting report from ABS-CBN News’ Gretchen Fullido regarding WWE Superstar John Cena’s comments about a possible Cena-Pacquiáo match.

‘Pacquiao will knock me out’ – WWE star
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Posted at 08/15/2011 1:00 PM | Updated as of 08/16/2011 10:54 AM
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MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Nine-time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion John Cena is known for his toughness inside the ring, but he admits that he won’t last against Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiáo.

“I think it would be very quick, and the decision would be obvious,” Cena said. “Manny Pacquiáo will knock me out in the 1st round.”

Cena also said that if Pacquiáo ever enters the wrestling ring, then the WWE champion will have to work on his quickness.

“If Manny will enter the WWE, I would have to work a lot on my quickness. He is lightning quick,” Cena said. “So just give me a little bit of warning if he decides to (enter the WWE).”

Cena admitted that he was a big fan of the pound-for pound king.

“I have a lot of respect (for Pacquiáo). He’s done so much, not only for the Philippines. His popularity has transcended,” Cena said.

Cena was attending the WWE’s “Be A Star” red carpet event for their Summer Slam pay-per-view.

He will be fighting CM Punk in a match that will decide who will be the Undisputed WWE champion.

— Report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News

Super Cena. Also known as Mr. "Fruity Pebbles".

That’s one thing I like about John “Super” Cena: he’s damn honest.

Yeah, I call him Super. Because WWE Creative always favors him in major matches despite the endless boos he gets through the years, thus disrespecting wrestling fans in the process. They still think that he’s the best. But I hate this idea that he’s the best… because he’s not. CM Punk’s the best… he’s the best in the world!

But that’s another story.

Let it happen: Cena vs. Pacquiáo! ASAP!

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. stepped in the ring against the Big Show in WrestleMania XXIV. Why not Pacquiáo, too?

Pacman beats Mosley to retain his WBO title

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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.

¡FELICITACIONES, MANNY!

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.

Adam Carolla apologizes over racial slur

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I am not agnostic. I am an atheist. I don’t think there is no God, I know there’s no God. I know there’s no God the same way I know many other laws in our universe. I know there’s no God and I know most of the world knows that as well. They just won’t admit it because there’s another thing they know. They know they’re going to die and it freaks them out. So most people don’t have the courage to admit there’s no God and they know it. They feel it. They try to suppress it. And if you bring it up they get angry because it freaks them out. — Adam Carolla

Racist and Filipino-hater Adam Carolla trying hard to wear a nice-guy smile.

Controversial Italian-American TV comic Adam Carolla finally apologized for his uncalled for remarks against the Filipino people, particularly against international boxing sensation Manny Pacquiáo, in his Twitter account several hours ago:

Read your comments.Sorry if I offended many of u.I don’t preplan my commentary. I try to be provoctive,funny but I crossed the line&im sorry

By the way, I think manny is a great fighter

Before this surprising “show of humility”, Carolla was singing a different tune in his The Adam Carolla Podcast Show a few days ago. His comments were made after a caller on the podcast asked what Carolla’s opinion was over Pacman’s refusal to Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s call for an Olympic-style drug test before their match:

“All you f**k*n got is this illiterate guy who won’t give up blood who happens to smash other guys in the head better than other people? And that’s all you have as the Philippines?… Oh, they are so proud of their native son. They think the world of him. When he comes home, he comes home to a hero’s parade. He’s gonna run for congress in the Philippines and win handily…”

Had he stopped there, we would just regard his cowardly remarks as a crybaby fan’s disappointment over the aborted Manny Pacquiáo-Floyd Mayweather, Jr. dream match. But he wasn’t contented with his vitriol. He then took his ire on us Filipinos:

“Really, you want some guy with brain damage running your country? Why don’t you get your **** together?…Get your s**t together, Philippines. J***s C****t. I mean, again, it’s fine to be proud of your countryman. but that’s it? that’s all they got? What happens when he loses, what happens when Floyd Mayweather beats him? Then, then what? The whole country goes into depression? J***s, you know you got nothing going.”

Here’s the full Podcast courtesy of YouTube’s MikhaelMogol:

Filipinos all over the globe were outraged, particularly those who are now living in his “dignified” country.

Oh, that’s so nice of Adam, advising us to get a f*ck!ng life when he’s the one who doesn’t even have one. Anyway, let’s give the poor guy a break. He’s a known racist whose logic lies within the confines of his teeth and gums. Besides, who’s the overwhelmed fool now? The @$$hole’s beaten up and has already issued an apology.

Manny Pacquiáo wins over Joshua Clottey!

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Congratulations, Manny!

Congratulations to our People’s Champion, Manny Pacquiáo! Once again, Manny walked out of the ring victorious, having defeated the Ghanaian warrior Joshua Clottey in 12 rounds in front of a sell-out crowd (51,000 strong!) inside the gigantic Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Manny has long before cemented himself as the greatest boxer in the world in our generation. This win is merely another feather in his already illustrious cap. Floyd Mayweather must be cringing in envious loneliness over his faded star. He may rant and accuse and make excuses all he want, but he can never ever hold a candle to our People’s Champion, the undisputed best pound-for-pound boxer in the globe!

¡Ang galíng talagá ng Filipino!

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