Philippines, 26 Jul 2014
  Home >> News

 
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

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




 
News  


PACQUIAO WILL ALWAYS BE THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION


PhilBoxing.com




This writer was one of the millions of Manny Pacquiao fans who were shocked by the sudden turn of events during the fourth fight on December 8, 2012. Probably the thought of Pacquiao already ahead on points and about to dispose of the Juan Manuel Marquez but abruptly put to sleep by his nemesis was too much to admit. But life for Manny has to move on.

The change in religious affiliation was heavily criticized as the cause of Pacquiao’s loss. No less than Mommy Dionisia led the assault on his son’s sudden transformation as a born-again Christian and refraining from making the sign of the cross and wearing the rosary which he practiced since amateur days. But the bishops had nothing against his new religion as long as it reforms him as a person, staying away from vices, and still believing in God and the teachings of Jesus Christ.

A lucky punch did it all. Marquez called it a perfect punch. It stopped Manny’s quest for a convincing victory against his Mexican archrival. Jinkee cried when dear Manny was unconscious in a Ricky Hatton-like fall. But everything was alright and Pacman was given a clean bill of health.

It came out that Marquez prepared for this fourth fight like this was his last. Mexican sports daily Esto reported that Marquez ran at the snow-capped Nevado de Toluca, has an elevation of 8,750 feet above sea level, the favorite training grounds for famous boxers including Hall of Famers Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and Wilfredo Vazquez of Puerto Rico. Marquez was up before sunrise, and scaled the famous haven for mountaineers and mountain bikers which has a year-round cool temperature and would freeze during winter.

Esto’s Ernesto Castellanos reported that Marquez went back to the basics like doing stretching exercises, chopping wood, pounding a tire with a sledgehammer before running uphill at the scenic trails of Toluca. In his favorite Romanza Gym in Mexico, he punished himself and stretched his might to the limit.

Christmas would have been happier for Filipino boxing fans had Pacquiao won over Marquez. Mindanao typhoon victims were still happy with Pacman earmarking a huge amount from his blessings to the ravaged victims of “Pablo.” But they would have been happier had their hero won.

God has his own way of testing the new-found faith of the “Pambansang Kamao.” Like Job who received all the heart-breaking trials in his life but never attempted to forsake God. His lost wealth was returned to him in an even greater proportion. He lost his children but again bore beautiful children. His health deteriorated but lived for one hundred fifty years when he surpassed God’s tests. Pacquiao was indeed tried by the Almighty.

His sixth round knockout in Las Vegas inspired Manny even more to be pro-life. He voted against the controversial Reproductive Health Bill. Even if he was no longer a Catholic, he took the stand favoring the sanctity of life. He cited that no man can take the life of another, except God himself.

Pacquiao has always great respects for his mother. She wants Manny to quit boxing. But he has a standing contract with Bob Arum and Top Rank until 2014. He has been a Top Rank boxer since 2006 for the rematch with Erik Morales. Under Arum he won five of the eight division world titles he garnered as a boxer.

Manny’s contract with Top Rank is set to expire on December 31, 2013, but last October he signed a contract extension up to December 31, 2014. Arum said Pacquiao has received $ 1 million signing bonus for the contract extension. He is set to receive another $ 1 million bonus if he fights twice in 2014, Arum added. And Top Rank is not about to give up on Pacquiao because they do not have any other blockbuster fighter other than Pacman himself.

Manny has to retire a winner. His greatness won’t fade even if he dropped to the canvas during that depressing Las Vegas debacle. But he has to recover from the fall for the reason that it’s always noteworthy to quit as a winner. Still among the great majority of the Filipinos and millions of other fans worldwide Manny Pacquiao is still and will always be the PEOPLE’S CHAMPION.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Maloney L. Samaco.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • New York and The Garden is Boxing’s Melting Pot
    By Rich Mazon , Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • PENALOSA BROTHERS PROMISE WAR
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • GENNNADY GOLOVKIN: GOOD BOY WITH BAD INTENTIONS
    By Chris Carlson, Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • ALA-COBRA “TUNAY NA LAKAS” BOXING IN TAGBILARAN JULY 26
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • TRAINER MEDIA ROUNDTABLE QUOTES
    By , Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • Weights from 'Conquerors' ESPN Friday Night Fights at UIC Pavilion in Chicago
    By , Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • ANTOINE DOUGLAS vs. MICHEL SORO SHOBOX 200 FINAL WEIGHTS AND QUOTES
    By , Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • DAPUDONG HOPES TO AVENGE HIS IBO TITLE LOSS IN REMATCH IN DAVAO CITY
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • Mananquil 112, Xiang 111.6 For WBO Asia Pacific Flyweight Title Today in China
    By Carlos Costa, Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • DOUBLE WBO TITLE BOUTS IN CHINA
    By Salven L. Lagumbay, Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • SHARAPOVA, MURRAY LEAD STELLAR CAST IN MANILA LEG OF IPTL TOURNAMENT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • Fight Network Presents Fury vs. Ustinov LIVE this Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
    By , Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • TOP TRAINER ROBERT GARCIA, WBO SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION MIKEY GARCIA & FORMER WBA LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION BRANDON RIOS, CONFIRMED FOR INAUGURAL BOX FAN EXPO TO TAKE PLACE THIS SEPTEMBER IN LAS VEGAS
    By , Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • NBA -- Cavs, Bulls angling for Love
    By Kelly Manalo, Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • Bucks Daily - Milwaukee Bucks Dancers Audition Finale is TONIGHT!
    By , Fri, 25 Jul 2014
  • PHILIPPINES' DAPUDONG GETS REMATCH WITH SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMP LWANDILE SITYATHA
    By Manny Piñol, Thu, 24 Jul 2014
  • SONSONA TITLE ELIMINATOR AGAINST JAYSON VELEZ IN THE WORKS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 24 Jul 2014
  • REPLACEMENT OF DODIE BOY PENALOSA JR’S OPPONENT IS EVEN TOUGHER
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 24 Jul 2014
  • SONSONA TO FIGHT FOR A WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR
    By , Thu, 24 Jul 2014
  • COACH CHOT READY TO MAKE SOME TOUGH DECISIONS AFTER MIAMI CAMP
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 24 Jul 2014
  • CHALLENGER SNEEZES AT PACQUIAO FIREPOWER
    By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 24 Jul 2014
  • NBA issues official statement on controversial Gilas Home Stand event
    By Homer D. Sayson, Thu, 24 Jul 2014
  • BRANDON RIOS MEDIA DAY PHOTOS
    By , Thu, 24 Jul 2014
  • Undercard Announced for 'Conquerors', ESPN Friday Nights Fights Tripleheader at UIC Pavilion This Friday, July 25
    By , Thu, 24 Jul 2014


  •  




     
    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
    © 2014 philboxing.com.