PacMan Made History!

Filipinos are celebrating despite the recent tragedy in the Philippines. Do you know why? Pacquiao won!

Manny Pacquiao beat David Diaz by TKO in the 9th round to grab the WBC Lightweight Champion title. He made boxing history and Filipinos proud-er.

Diaz had trouble keeping up with Pacquiao’s speed and lethal punches. Diaz admitted Pacquiao was tougher than he expected. (DUH!)  Diaz kissed the canvass plus his right eye was oozing with blood, not to mention the numerous cuts on his face. The 2 boxers’ once white trunks transformed into pink courtesy of Diaz blood.

Manny Pacquiao proved to be the best pound for pound boxer in the world and the rightful owner of 4 WBC World Championship Titles in 4 different weight divisions, a record in Asia.

Pacquiao dedicated his win to the victims of Typhoon Fengshen/Frank which recently hit the Philippines and claimed hundreds of lives. He also sent aid to the victims even before his fight.

Lubos akong naaawa sa mga biktima ng trahedya na dulot ng bagyong “Frank” at nagbigay na ako ng mga instructions sa aking staff sa Pilipinas na tumulong sa ano mang paraan upang makapagbigay ng kahit na panandaliang ginhawa at lunas sa mga pamilya ng mga sinalanta ng bagyo.

Alam kong iyong iba ay wala pang kuryente sa mga sandaling ito pero nais nilang mapanood ang aking laban. Ito lang po ang aking masasabi: Para sa inyong lahat ang laban na ito.

TRANSLATION by ALL ABOUT ASIA

I am deeply sorry for the victims of catastrophe caused by Typhoon Frank. I have already given instructions to my staff in the Philippines to help in any way they can in order to provide immediate relief to the families who were struck by typhoon.

I know some of you have no power at this moment but wished to watch my fight. This is my message to you: This fight is for all of you.

Regardless of the pain that Filipinos went through, Pacquiao managed to bring joy, smile, and sense of pride to the mourning Filipinos. No wonder he was considered as a Philippine hero.

Way to go PACMAN!

Photo Credits: Associated Press, HBO PPV, and  ESPN

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1 Response to “PacMan Made History!”


  1. 1 karen June 29, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Manny, you’re our hero. Well done! Congratulations!


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