Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pacquiao-Marquez III

Three days after the overrated boxing match of Filipino pride and Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and the Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez, people are still talking passionately about it. Funny how most people suddenly have become boxing analysts dishing out their own version of what really happened in the fight and who among the two protagonists deserve the victory.

New arguments are being presented including the alleged cheating tactic of one of the boxers who they said deliberately stepped on the foot of the other boxer a couple of times to gain advantage. I don’t think that this is a deliberate attempt on the part of the boxer and experts say that this cannot be avoided when two fighters with different fighting stance (Pacquiao is a southpaw and Marquez is an orthodox fighter) are facing each other.

Honestly, all of these are now water under the bridge and are only good to kill time. The bout has been fought and judged. And no matter what we do or say, the judges’ decision is all that matters. It may not be a convincing win for some, but a victory nevertheless and the victor has been declared.

Just like what I said on my new Filipino blog, let’s just wait for the time when boxing matches are decided via text votes or online polls so we can have our say on who will be declared as the winner. Until then, let’s move on and focus on the most important tasks ahead. We have far more pressing issues to discuss that will directly affect our lives.

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