Philippines, 16 Oct 2019
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Recah Trinidad

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Recah Trinidad



Pacquiao, poor and humble, great and triumphant in UK

By Recah Trinidad
PhilBoxing.com
10 Nov 2018



THERE were startling happenings in boxing this week, like the sudden pull-out of Floyd Mayweather Jr. from a major New Year’s Day fight in Tokyo. But nothing stuns and warms the heart of the poor Filipino like Manny Pacquiao’s dignified speaking appearances at Cambridge and Oxford in the United Kingdom.

He was both super and humble, scoring brilliant win-win points with hard-earned pointers on life, thus making it appear he had added another major crown to the sensational eight world championships he has won.

The great thing was that he held his own like he was not a first-timer before the debating unions that had the likes of Winston Churchill, Robert Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Mother Theresa as guests in the past.

Predictably, he harked on the insufferable boyhood, when he was hungry and rat-poor, in telling his amazed audience never to be awed by the greatest odds.

**

In Cambridge, Pacquiao related with quiet pride that he never had the chance to pursue a degree, making it only as far as Grade Six.

He explained with a visible glow: “I did not allow these circumstances to limit me. I continue to learn from the University called Life.”

He elaborated: “Being poor does not mean one must die poor. Hard work will free you from the shackles of poverty.”
He then hurled a universal challenge to his well-heeled listeners: “You, with education, determination and faith, you can change the world.”

**

He was in full control during the interview from the prestigious stage.

Veteran sports columnist Joaquin Henson said it appeared Pacquiao scored a knockout in Oxford.

Henson said Pacquiao, with no pretenses whatsoever, awed with his genuine desire to uplift humanity.

**

Pacquiao barely touched on his boxing career, explaining that there’s the growing possibility of a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. who outpointed him in a monumental bout in 2015.

Pacquiao continued to maintain he has unfinished business with Mayweather (50-0) who came out of retirement to beat the flamboyant Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in Las vegas in 2017.

Pacquiao is scheduled to meet former two-time world champion Adrien Broner in Las Vegas next Jan. 19.

However, the boxing world has started to show bigger interest on the Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch.

Pacquiao said in Cambrige: ”My thinking is to have a rematch and to make it a clear decision over who wins. The last one we had, it was not clear who won. He did not throw a lot of punches but won the fight. I had a shoulder injury. But if there’s a rematch, there’ll be no excuses.”


Back to Recah Trinidad's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • SEN. PACQUIAO URGES ARMM POLICE TO STRONGLY SUPPORT PRES. DUTERTE’S WAR VS. ILLEGAL DRUGS
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, 16 Oct 2019
  • SHAW IS FIRST TEAM EUROPE WILDCARD
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • Sampson Boxing Signs WBC #5 Minimumweight Luis Angel Castillo to a Promotional Contract
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • Pinoy Fighters Eke Out Wins in Japan
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, 16 Oct 2019
  • Preseason 2019: Golden State Warriors fall to short-handed Los Angeles Lakers
    By Tom Macasaet, 16 Oct 2019
  • MANO-A-MANO: CANELO VS. KOVALEV DOCUMENTARY TO DEBUT TONIGHT!
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • Gvozdyk vs. Beterbiev: A Russia-Ukraine Story 10 Years in the Making
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • SIX PROSPECTS WITH COMBINED RECORD OF 65-1 FACE TOUGHEST TESTS OF THEIR CAREERS ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • Jeter Promotions signs Featherweight Ebrima " E Boy" Jawara
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • Light Heavyweight, a Bridge too far for Canelo? (of Pride and Boxing)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, 15 Oct 2019
  • November 30: Oscar Valdez and Carl Frampton Headline Super Featherweight Doubleheader at The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas LIVE on ESPN+
    By , 15 Oct 2019
  • This Friday-Seneca Fight Night: Boxeo Telemundo Edition, SOLD OUT
    By , 15 Oct 2019
  • KACI: I PROMISE EUROPE WILL WIN BACK PARTYPOKER MOSCONI CUP IN VEGAS
    By , 15 Oct 2019
  • NM Arellano wins GM Balinas executive chessfest
    By Marlon Bernardino, 15 Oct 2019
  • Steph Curry’s spicy performance help GSW devour Minnesota Timberwolves in second preseason home game
    By Tom Macasaet, 15 Oct 2019
  • December 14: Terence Crawford-Mean Machine Welterweight Championship
    By , 15 Oct 2019
  • Jeter Promotions signs Undefeated Lightweight Brandon Chambers
    By , 15 Oct 2019
  • Split-T Management Fighters Post 4 Victories in Warren, Michigan
    By , 15 Oct 2019
  • King's Promotions Sign Undefeated Featherweight Carlos Vidal and Re-Signs Undefeated Heavyweight Michael Polite Coffie
    By , 15 Oct 2019
  • West Point Boxing Fall Classic Winchester's Cadet Luca LoConte Botis Returns home Nov. 10
    By , 15 Oct 2019





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019 philboxing.com.