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Pacquiao arrives to a hero’s welcome in Manila

 

ABBI CHENG, YouTube Review 

Filipino boxing icon  Manny Pacquiao has arrived to a hero’s welcome in Manila. 

Cheers greeted him at the airport shortly after emerging from the plane which touched down around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday (Manila time). 

On seeing him at the presidential lounge of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport 2, his children hugged him. 

In a brief statement, the reigning WBC Lightweight Champion thanked all those who prayed for his victory against boxing superstar Oscar de la Hoya. 

From the airport, Pacquiao went straight to a Makati hotel for a brief rest before going to Quiapo Churh in Manila, where a thanksgiving mass attended by his legion of fans was said. 

Shortly after, Pacquiao paid a courtesy call on his avid fan, President Gloria Arroyo, in Malacanang. As in his past wins, a specially-designed cake was presented to him, this time a glove-shaped carrot cake bearing the words “World’s number one pound for pound boxer.”

“It was a mismatch the other way around,” INQUIRER.net quoted Arroyo as telling Pacquiao, referring to oddsmakers prediction the much bigger Dela Hoya would easily crush the Filipino ring idol.

“You are not an underdog,” the beaming Arroyo told Pacquiao, a four-time world champion in four different weight divisions.

De la Hoya refused to come out of his corner after he got a flurry of punches from Pacquiao during their eight-round “Dream Match” in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday —  a surrender pundits say signals the end of  “The Golden Boy’s” stellar boxing career.

Shortly after they stepped out of the ring, Pacquiao told De la Hoya: “You are still my idol.” De la Hoya replied, “No, you are now my idol.”

A big victory parade in key areas around Metro Manila is set Thursday.

 

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10 December 2008 at 1:21 pm 3 comments

What YouTubers say about the ‘Dream Match’

 

KUKUL KHAN, YouTube Review

The following are what YouTube viewers say about the triumph of Manny Pacquiao over Oscar de la Hoya:

 

VICTORIOUS

jcsar06 :  Manny Pacquiao, the champ of champs! No doubt about it.

Greetings from mexico!

cuppatea78 :  Manny is not human!!

johnphilippe007 :  Congratulations Manny!!! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!!! Viva Mexico!!

rhodreybelle :  Pacman is the man!!!! Proud to be PINOY!!!!

gsarid996 :  Another Mexican tasted the jack hammer hand of Manny.

angelfear7 :  Pacquiao is immortal!

OCDPROMOTIONS :  Thank you.Awesome!

xzinx:  This should shut the critic up. All the negative comments, they just ate their words.

INSPIRED

cyrussar :   If manny can do it, why can’t I excel in my own field?! Thanks for inspiring me Manny.

tisoy92 :  What a great fighter DLH is..he knows when to stop and surrender his throne to someone deserving…”my heart really wants to fight but my body wont respond..” with all due respect to both fighters…

Ogiereb123 :  Pacman won. Oscar lost. Respect to both warriors and champions in the ring.

SADDENED

e2me2 :  Manny retires the Golden Boy.

RESIGNED

mistah001 :  DLH is still the golden boy, he fought bravely. But Pacquiao is too much.

jRansMack :  Hmm .. accept defeat dude.

PROVOCATIVE

ambitioushustler :  Manny is the man, I’m black … Oscar was never that good to me, he was always over hyped…

dyubir :  Who’s next? No more Mexican fighters left?

LiamLeeDavao :  Please Bring Zorro. He’s the only one who can beat the PACMAN!

JOEtheHOTTIE :  Pacquiao has more people to kill: (in no particular order)

1. floyd mayweather jr.

2. ricky hatton

3. miguel cotto

4. antonio margarito

5. shane mosley

ANGRY

sirbors1985 :  Fuck Pacquiao! I lost my house……. dela hoya is such a loser…

pbcms13 :  He didn’t knock him out…he quit!

ambrosiobertodazo :  Remember what Mayweather said? Pacquiao is inferior to his level. The fool is hiding from Margarito and Cotto. Now he is hiding from Pacquiao as well. Chicken Floyd should come out and prove his point. Pacquiao brings in the money. I want to see chicken Floyd get beaten up like de la Hoya.

ghostrid3 :  Manny still sucks, he won against a washed up average fighter.

CONCILIATORY  

xanderguillard :  HEY GUYS. IM A FILIPINO WHO LIVED IN MEXICO FOR THREE MONTHS. MEXICANS AND FILIPINOS ARE GREAT PEOPLE. Let’s stop this negative talk, ok? ODHL and Pacman made peace after the fight like true gentlemen. Let’s do the same please.

biostar213 

Pacman said :  Oscar you are still my idol.

Oscar replied :  No, you are my idol now.

8 December 2008 at 1:43 am 1 comment

President Arroyo hails Pacquiao victory

 

ABBI CHENG, YouTube Review

President Gloria Arroyo lauded the victory of Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao over Mexican American Oscar “The Golden Boy” de la Hoya in a welterweight bout billed as “The Dream Match” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday (Sunday in the Philippines).

“The President and the Filipino people would like to extend our profound congratulations to Manny Pacquiao,” said Malacañang Deputy Spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo in a statement released shortly after the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world beat 10-time world champion De la Hoya.

”His boxing feat is testament to the spirit of the Filipino – our resiliency and strength to face the challenges that come our way,” Fajardo said.

”Pacquiao has proven once again: Magaling ang Pinoy at bayani ang Pinoy!” she said, adding: “Our congratulations, too, to Team Pacquiao. Their commitment to face the challenge of a tough fight has proven that teamwork is a big boost to a collective effort to win a fight.”

“We must as a nation work together as Team Philippines to face the challenges of the world economic downturn,” Fajardo said.

”Filipinos everywhere around the world cheered for Manny who emerged victorious and once again gave glory to our country,” she said.

Pacquiao was declared winner when De la Hoya refused to come out of his corner after he got a flurry of punches from the  reigning WBC Lightweight Champion at the end of the eight round.

7 December 2008 at 4:11 pm Leave a comment

Guns fall silent, crimes down as Pacquiao faces De la Hoya

 

Karlos Ransa, YouTube Review

The Philippine military expects an “absolute ceasefire” with rebel groups as police predict crime rate to drop to zero. Political bickering will come to a halt across the archipelagic Southeast Asian nation of 90 million.

This as Filipino folk hero Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao steps into the ring Saturday (Sunday in the Philippines) for the much-awaited face-off with boxing superstar Oscar “The Golden Boy” de la Hoya in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Politicians in major cities across the country are scrambling to setup venues for free live viewing as pedicab, tricycle and jeepney drivers are expected — as in his past fights — to stop plying their routes to watch “The Dream Match.”

And the national headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines will open its gates to civilians as early as 9 a.m. Sunday as it airs for free the biggest fight thus far of Pacquiao, an Army reservist.

President Gloria Arroyo, an avid fan of Pacquiao, has once lauded the 29-year-old native of the southern General Santos City as “icon of the masses” who unites the country in “times of divisiveness.”

And the 29-year-old Pacquiao, touted as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world, is grateful for this.

“I feel their strength behind me,” said Pacquiao, the reigning World Boxing Council lightweight champion ahead of the smash hit battle in the world’s gambling capital of Las Vegas. “Whenever I fight, I fight for my country.”

Dubbed as the “Mexican Assassin,” Pacquiao has won four world titles. The southpaw is known for his speed and non-stop punches that could make an aging fighter look bad.

Says YouTube Review reader Mario: “I want Oscar to win… ‘Pacman’ has been a thorn for so many Mexican fighters. It’s just not funny anymore. “

But Pacquiao is determined to win the non-title match where he stands to make at least $15 million.

“It’s going to be boxing history if I win this fight,” he said. “I believe my power and my speed can beat him.”

And as Pacquiao readies for the scuffle, his mother back home is praying “doubly hard.”

“I am very nervous,” said Dionisia Pacquiao, who during his son’s previous fights stayed away from TV to say the novena.

But her son is ready for the brawl.

“I am prepared. This will be a good fight,” Pacquiao said. “I am focused on the fight. I am ready, I am excited.”

5 December 2008 at 3:27 pm 1 comment

Pacquiao vs De la Hoya: And the brawl begins… on YouTube

 

Karlos Ransa, YouTube Review 

Days before the most-awaited December 6 The Dream Match between celebrity boxers Manny Pacquaio and Oscar de la Hoya in Las Vegas, the fierce battle has already begun… inside the YouTube ring. 

“Two protagonists with a sword and a dagger. Who will win?” asks mharxx.

ROUND 1

lukep2008: “I hope/think Oscar will win.. Pacman is a great exciting fighter. But I think he is over rated..  No one ever mentions his three losses and two draws? (biggest secret since the Da Vinci Code).

fliptopran  disagrees: “De la Hoya is very weak when he steps into the ring!! The better thing that De la Hoya could do is go back to his locker room and pray Ave Maria! ‘Cause Manny throws a lot of punches to the body and head! Go Pacman!

And uclanak40 won’t simply backdown. “Oscar will definitely win because he is stronger and has great technique. Manny does not do so well against technical fighters (e.g. Juan Manuel Marquez who I believe beat Manny twice…close fights…still I give the edge to Juan). Eric Morales defeated him handedly in the first fight because he used his height and better refined skills. Yes, Manny went on to beat a worn down Morales twice but he still had the same openings a stronger and bigger fighter can capitalize on. The left hook will do.”

Don’t be too overconfident, Dapogsy2007 cautions. “Manny will surprise a lot of people. He will win coz he’s got the one thing Oscar does not have. FAITH.” 

“Manny Pacquiao has beaten all his Mexican opponents. Oscar De la Hoya wants to be the Mexican hero by beating the small Manny Pacquiao. A mismatch if I will think of it. Anyway, Manny has already won this fight! He just have to step into the ring and throw some punches. A big shame for Oscar De le Hoya if he will lose to this small guy!” says ayemdlaw.

ROUND 2

There are online fighters crossing racial lines. 

“I’m a Filipino but I went for De la Hoya.. I like Pacman but I think De la Hoya is gonna win this one.. He has more experience than Pacman.. bigger, stronger, much powerful. I bet $100 for De la hoya. I’m pretty confident I’ll win,” t3r0nr4yz3r admits, probably to the dismay of his or her compatriots. 

ROUND 3

Some crow abouth their inflated machismo, as others unlease racial uppercuts. 

“Manny Paquiao is the sex symbol of the millennium and he was slated to be the next JAMES BOND. Manny refused the offer because of his devotion to the Filipino people and boxing… because of Manny we Filipinos are now renowned PLAYBOYS desired by all the women of the world, specially WHITE WOMEN,” SuaveBola brags.

Annoyed, shadyreal blurts out: “You sick fucking flip. Have you no respect for you own race? So flips are now playboys and desired by women all over the world? Open your chinky eyes you cock face. You guys are still ugly as fuck and need to fix your 4th world island….hahahahahahahahaha. Manny Pacquiao is just an accidental stunt…hahahahaha.” 

ROUND 4

Others are simply, well, bizarre.

“Oscar is GAY! He’ll just clinch and will fuck Manny upfront,” says damon6254.

And sprucegoose22 enthusiastically utters: “I can’t wait for this fight!!! Go Pacman go. Beat another Mexican ass!!!!”

FINAL ROUND

Tired of the endless bickering, froilan321 shierks: Idiot comments. Just watch who’ll win.” 

4 December 2008 at 1:24 pm 1 comment

Basic facts: Pacquiao vs De la Hoya in ‘The Dream Match’

 

YouTube Review 

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La Hoya — The Dream Match. 

On Saturday, December 6, 2008, the wait will finally be over for the biggest boxing match in years. Venue: MGM in Grand Hotel Garden Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Below are the basic facts about the two boxing superstars: 

 

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

Nationality: Filipino

Age: 29

Height: 5’ 6.5”

Total fights: 52

Wins: 47

Wins by knockout: 35

Losses: 3 

 

Oscar “Golden Boy” de la Hoya

Nationality: Mexican American

Age: 35

Height: 5’ 10.5”

Total fights: 44

Wins: 39

Wins by knockout: 30

Losses: 5

30 November 2008 at 10:23 pm 3 comments


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