"pacman" bites and beats


I am no sports journalist nor a boxing enthusiast, but Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s (Philippines) super featherweight match with Erik “El Terrible” Morales (Mexico) today in Las Vegas got me, pun intended, hooked in sports, even just for a day.

As there was no match title at stake, it was all about national pride. With Morales defeating Pacquiao in an earlier match, the whole nation was all fired up in backing up Pacman and in a shared vow to take down the Chicano hottie.

See, this is why I couldn’t become a sports journalist. I would, in some way, always annotate my report with the words hottie, stud, cutie, or ripped god. Or describe in deliciously succinct manner the fluid flexing of the athletes’ muscles, the visibility of bulge lines (love those Eastern European gymnasts or those synchronized divers) or better yet, the bouncing dicks of those playing the 100-meter dash.

Anyway, Morales fell down to his knees, twice, on the tenth round of the 12-round bout, with Pacquiao delivering punches to the face from all angles and hard blows to Morales’ gut. Technical knock-out baby! That was the biggest blow in Morales’ boxing career history, as he has never been knocked down in any of his matches before. What sweet victory!

Down boy, down!

So Pacquiao, national hero, is two million US dollars richer. If only he would give a handful of greenbacks to his cheering fans. I would definitely become a convert, not only for a day.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

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5 Responses to “"pacman" bites and beats”


  1. 1 Chas Ravndal January 22, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    wow so ur a boxing fan now ?

  2. 2 ~*galenlondeien*~ January 23, 2006 at 6:18 am

    Yeah, the way he kept saying “Ang laban na ‘to ay para sa bayan”… I wish he would say the same about his prize money. LOL!

  3. 3 Shigeki January 23, 2006 at 6:00 pm

    Well, it’s a part of being sports enthusiastic. No?

    I joined Wrestling team in high school but I thought it was a mistake. Because a lot of hot studs. so I quit and joined ice hockey instead. :)

  4. 4 Moja January 24, 2006 at 10:34 am

    *Moja sings*

    Para sa’yo.. ang laban na’ to..

    Hehe.

    I wasn’t able to watch the fight but teddy told it was really something. Magaling daw talaga si Pacman! I bet no crime happened last sunday.

  5. 5 Mark January 25, 2006 at 4:56 pm

    Hey Chas! Nope, just this one-time match. :-)

    Hey Karen! Would you ever get punched in your face and gut in life-threatening proportions to earn this much? Darn he’s filthy rich!

    Hey Shigeki! I am now imagining you in your blue tights, and humping, errrr, wrestling down your hot opponent. Da yum!

    Hey Moja! I think Erik was great too, it’s just that Manny had the greater resistance to his punches. No crime, yes, as people were all bunched up in houses, malls, and wherever there’s free tv airing the bout. But snatchers, maybe, you know…. in those crowded places and you left unawares…. You know the drill.


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