Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Pinoy ang Tumapos (sabi nga sa plug)

This is a bit late but I'm posting it nonetheless...

As most people (at least most Filipinos) expected, Manny Pacquiao won the last installment of the Pacquiao-Morales trilogy. The fight, however, lacked the excitement found in their first two matches. I wonder why, when it is supposed to be the most exciting. After all, it wasn’t called the Grand Finale for nothing. 

Besides, there were factors that seem to reveal better prospects for Morales. The Mexican fighter got reunited with his dad/trainer, got himself a “new” training technique, and bore a grudge over being knocked out in the previous fight. For these reasons, some boxing aficionados thought he’d be much stronger this time. All these, however, proved insufficient as Pacman let out punches one after another. Morales’ Velocity Training was no match to Pacquiao’s speed. I think the training method’s name applied more to the fast shedding of weight (to which the former was a subject) rather than to agility.

It was a boring fight (even the two undercards). Or maybe I just expected too much. Too bad for those who paid to watch the fight in cinemas, even worse for those who endured the five-minute commercial breaks in between the three three-minute rounds. 

If there’s one thing that made this fight better than the previous one, it was that we had a better singer for our national anthem. Cheers to Sarah Geronimo!

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