Pac-Man is the man!

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Once again, the pride of the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao— more popularly known as Pac-Man, or the People’s Champ, or Pambansang Kamao (National Fist), or the “Mexicutioner” (Mexican executioner)– has won a convincing, one-sided victory against a legendary opponent in the person of the Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya, by way of an 8th-round technical knockout in their welterweight non-title bout! This win practically sealed the title of boxing’s current best pound-for-pound fighter for Manny Pacquiao. It also proves that talent tempered with serious training will always give one an edge even against an intimidating foe in the caliber of Oscar De La Hoya! Plus, I believe the Golden Boy’s age (35) had finally caught up with him. The 29-year old Pacquiao was just too fast and much stronger and more methodical than De La Hoya. I felt sorry for the beating that Oscar got from Manny. But such is gladiator sports like boxing– you gotta give it all you got until you’re the only one left standing! Now, only the British boxer, Ricky Hatton, stands in the way of Manny Pacquiao before all of boxing undisputedly crown Pac-Man as today’s ultimate greatest pound-for-pound boxer! And as the only way the sweet science of the manly art of boxing decides and settles once and for all its true champion: there can be only one! Congratulations, Manny, for your convincing victory! You’ve given the Philippines yet another great honor and a source of pride and inspiration to all Filipinos around the world! Keep it up, thank you, and mabuhay ka (long live), Manny! GOD Bless you and all Filipinos for this triumph!!!

that's the way glove goes, 11"x8.5", color pencil and graphite on Winsor & Newton 65-lb paper

that's the way glove goes, 11"x8.5", color pencil and graphite on Winsor & Newton 65-lb paper


4 Responses

  1. galing talaga ni pacman!

  2. Man – that was such a disappointing fight. I”m glad I wasn’t betting any money because I would’ve bet on De La Hoya – Sadly, he was a sitting duck. He couldn’t move. Pac-Man punches were coming through his Guard like a knive on butter.

    PacMan looks good. De La Hoya needs to stay off the ring.

    p.s. Thanks for linking to us.

    • Yes, De La Hoya became a sitting duck, sad to say. I think Oscar’s age finally caught up with him. Athletes have a certain time frame where they are at their peak, or most competitive. If you’re past this prime and you faced a younger, superior-conditioned opponent like Manny, better pray for a miracle ‘coz it ain’t happening in the natural world! Thanks a lot, Edgar, for dropping by!

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