Monday, November 15, 2010

Everything is because of God - Manny Pacquiao

Judges score: 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110

Pacquiao cements his place among pantheon of all-time boxing greats

Flyweight. Junior featherweight. Featherweight. Junior lightweight. Lightweight. Junior welterweight. Welte
rweight. And now, super welterweight.

A.J. Liebling wrote, "The span between the top limit of one weight class and the next represents the margin that history has proved is almost impossible to overcome." Eight times Pacquiao has cheated this conventional wisdom, racing up the scales like nobody else in boxing history. Eight titles, eight divisions. And yet, fistic shorthand has never felt so hollow. The myth of the Pambansang Kamao -- or National Fist -- means so much more.

“Without the people, I’m not here,” he stated, matter-of-factly.

“Everything is because of God for giving me the strength and the support of the people.”

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