Saturday, January 21, 2006

Boxing without borders: Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao knocks out Mexico's Erik Morales

Please allow me to congratulate Manny Pacquiao on his ten-round demolition of Mexico's Erik Morales, thus avenging his loss in their first encounter in March 2005. Technique-wise Morales was the better fighter but Pacquiao's raw power and sheer will to win triumphed in the end. Morales difficulties in getting the right weight seemed to have taken its toll on his fight plan. In the first three rounds, one can see Morales loading big shots on Manny in the hope of finishing the gritty Filipino in the earlier rounds to avoid a war of attrition that will favor Manny. Pacquiao survived those trying moments and returned the favor starting round six. Since then there is no turning back. Morales was ripe for the taking since then and it amazed me how he survive three more rounds of continuous pounding from Manny. By the tenth round, Morales was counted out. Congratulations, Manny Pacquiao. Mabuhay!!!

2 comments:

louise said...

Last Sunday, just when everyone was jubilating, I thought I was the only one who outwardly expressed my disgust after seeing two DOM's shamelessly riding the limelight of Manny's win.

But when I read yesterday's news of the same sentiment, shared by thousands of moviegoers who had watched the bout live, I felt good... :)

They deserved to be booed.

Without Borders said...

i share your sentiments, louise.