Sunday, December 07, 2008

Manny Pacquiao won vs. Oscar De La Hoya

Filipinos all over the world are joyful today as Manny Pacquiao won the boxing match versus Oscar De La Hoya at the end of the 8th round.

Here are some observations on every round:

Round 1
Manny Pacquiao was throwing combo shots right from the start and was able to connect with a left straight twice. Oscar De La Hoya targeted Pacquiao's body and threw more jabs. Pacquiao was able to defend himself and used speed very well.

Round 2

Despite De La Hoya's height and reach, quick and aggressive Pacquiao dominated and managed to punch straight to the face and hurt the Golden Boy with a body shot. His jabs were lethal.

Round 3

Pacquiao continued to connect with his left and made a right hook to the body. De La Hoya throwing left jabs wide and with combination to the body.

Round 4
Pacquiao with a power left hit the face of De La Hoya. Crowd yelled! De La Hoya received continuous punches from Pacquiao in this round, one after the other. Dela Hoya cut near the eye area becomes evident.

Round 5
De La Hoya sticked to the left jab was able to connect with right straight to the body. He threw 1-2 combinations and head shot but Pacquiao was able to counter. Pacquiao connected with a left hook.

Round 6
Pacquiao focused on puching De La Hoya's body one after the other. De La Hoya looked already too tired at this round.

Round 7
De La Hoya's left eye was almost shut due to Pacquiao beating. A fan just fainted in the crowd.

Round 8
Pacquiao continues to deliver punches to De La Hoya - who is no longer punching back.

De La Hoya threw in the towel after round 8.

Congratulations Manny Pacquiao!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Manny Pacquiao Nike Internet Ad Got a Cease and Desist Order

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Post a shoutout for Manny.

Just got a heads-up that the Ad Standards Council (ASC) has issued a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) on the NIKE Internet ad above which is currently running at Inquirer and PinoyExchange.

The ad encourages visitors to submit personal prayers, wishes, or dedications for Manny Pacman Pacquiao in its upcoming fight versus Oscar Dela Hoya.

The CDO was issued for violation of Art. I, sec. 3 of the ASC Code and is effective immediately. The section provides that:

"Advertisements must respect religious beliefs, and be sensitive to the diverse religions, mores, culture, traditions, characteristics, historical background and identity of the various Filipino communities and uphold traditional Filipino family and social values."

The ad trivializes the prayer, our Father (Give us this day), and was therefore disapproved.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hoya versus Pacquiao - a mismatch?

Surprised in reading a news item where Games and Amusement Board chairman Eric Buhain wants the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Oscar dela Hoya stopped as it may result to the defeat of Pacquiao due to the many disadvantages such as height, reach, among others.

They even want to consider revoking his boxing license just to stop the fight. What do you think?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pacquiao defeats Diaz and now holds 4 title belts

Thanks to Twitter and Plurk, we got to monitor the developments happening in the fight between Manny Pacquiao and David Diaz.

Pacquiao is a confirmed winner as he defeated Diaz by knock out on the 9th round. He is also the first Filipino boxer to hold four (4) titles. Here are some interesting coverage you should check out:
If you are a Manny Pacquiao fan and a Facebook user, be known!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Manny Pacquiao is at the peak of his boxing career

As Manny Pacquiao leaves for the U.S. to prepare for his fight with David Diaz, fans are quite excited as the boxer began showing strong commitment for his training to ensure a great fight although his being one week delay was also a concern for many. Another item that must be disappointing for him now are folks, government and observers, wanting to know how much Pacquiao made in the last fight. Juan Manuel Marquez is also moving up lightweight division to pursue another fighting chance with Manny Pacquiao.

I got the chance to talk to Dong Secuya last Tuesday. This Philippine Internet pioneer and site owner of PhilBoxing and Pacland is optimistic. In this video interview. he believes Pacquiao is at his peak and we can all expect a good fight to watch this June.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Manny Pacquiao: a time to focus

Manny Pacquiao emerged victorious against his fight versus Juan Manuel Marquez but was saddled with a lot of intrigue. A few friends who doubted his win but got the chance to watch the fight once more said that he indeed deserved it. His bagging of awards were certainly worthy too.

Regardless, it will be best for Pacquiao to focus on his career and other activities that will put him in a better disposition after retiring from boxing. He doesn't need either to get into politics just to help the people around him and the country. There are other ways, like how he is helping now, to help those asking for it.

This is the first Pacquiao fight that I wasn't able to watch on its exact time and date of fight. The admiration is no longer as strong as before. His seriousness in this sport is no longer the same. I guess if he gets his boxing groove back, a lot of us will be excited once more.