As I was about to return to work after a lunch out, I saw Manny Pacquiao.
Well… sort of.
This guy is Manny Paksiw. He is one of those guys that television producers, municipal administrators, and barangay officials get when they need to have “star power” on their little shindig. Anyway he was standing in front of the Tropical Hut Hamburger outlet near National Bookstore. The last time I saw him he was at the TV5 show hosted by Edu Manzano, Joey De Leon, and Gelli De Belen among others where he was dressed up as an insect.
Anyway, it looks like boxing will have another stain on their armor with the recent developments regarding Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley. I don’t know if I want to see another technical brawl between Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez but I’m hoping to see Pacquiao and Bradley go at it. I know all indicators lead to a Pacquiao victory but there is no question Bradley will tell everyone that the decision should have stood.
Bettors will also say this as well… as they either run or gun the person they owe or who owe them money.
This is why boxing is nearing extinction. MMA regards their belt as the ultimate prize while in boxing they only care about the PPV’s draw. Yes money sells but belts make their champions credible. This is why we have high regard on Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson. Telling the people that anyone can buy a belt in Divisoria is disrespectful to the champions of all weight divisions that yearned for the belt.
Honestly whoever said this could have handled the situation better than uttering a brainless comment that didn’t help the sport as well as his reputation.
If Pacquiao should battle either Bradley or Marquez they should fight for the sake of pride and country. I’m going to sound cheesy and goody-goody but they need to promote it as the best in the business and tell the media to stop pointing about the PPV buys.
Now I want to see someone impersonating Bradley as he holds a huge ticket.