Manny Pacquiao, the great boxer from the Philippines, is everywhere. To my surprise, even in New York. Of course before his big fight on May 2nd he was everyone’s favorite to win over Mayweather. Everyone who’s ever interested in boxing.
I’ve never been a fan of boxing so you can just imagine I could not care less if he wins or not then. Everyone said there was too much hype to that bout. But most Filipinos believe that he won and that Mayweather cheated. I bet you if Manny won, no American would say he played dirty over Mayweather nor any Filipino in his right mind would claim that he wasn’t the better fighter.
Anyway when asked I told people I was actually betting against his opponent. Did that make me unpatriotic? I don’t know much about the sport but it’s easy to conclude that Mayweather got a big chance of defeating him. He was undefeated in his career and he’s a bigger man. Manny was counting on his swiftness and since he’s short, they say he moves real fast.
Everyone I know, even my friends, partied and watched him on tv. I didn’t. I slept through it to wake up with a message from my sisters that Manny lost. They secretly rooted for my man, not wanting to annoy their husbands or they might get blamed for the loss. We Filipinos are superstitious that way or we find every excuse when we lose.
Both boxers are now several millions richer. Great pay for about half an hour dancing around in a boxing ring. One friend said it was just a show, couldn’t believe that no one bled at all. Many of the spectators were disappointed and heartbroken.
For me, am glad it is over.
This is the third of Five Photos/Five Stories. Thanks to Simply Beautiful for nominating me.
I would like to nominate Frizztext of Flickr Comments. Frizztext loves music and plays the guitar. I once followed his weekly challenge A to Z but I was lost for words when it came to some letters like x and z’s. But he tells very engaging stories when he does.
Rules: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.