The previously much-awaited Pacquiao-Algieri fight has come and gone, and once more that self-proclaimed spectacle of a “boxer” comes into the picture. The currently “unbeaten” Floyd “Flawed” Mayweather Jr. has managed to prove himself yet again a “champion selector” of beatable opponents.
Manny Pacquiao’s victory over previously undefeated American Chris Algieri showed just how much he still has to offer the boxing world.
I could not help but be amused when I read the letter titled “Manny to KO House” (Opinion, 9/25/14) written by no less than former senator Rene A.V. Saguisag. With a brilliant lawyer like him, I could not agree more.
When a society or nation has reached the maximum level of its progress, then it has reached its level of incompetence, as it were, and the collective mind starts to turn to other (or rather “new”) things.
Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s planned retirement from boxing in 2016 so he could run for the Senate only shows that one can be a sports great though lacking in common sense. What will he do in the Senate? Could he meaningfully join deliberations done at that level? For clear answers, one needs only to go back to that so-called debate with Rep. Edcel Lagman where he made a fool of himself. Not only was he unable to say anything outside the scripted questions but on several occasions, he asked questions that were already answered during the previous day’s session.