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Emotional victory

Manny Pacquiao scored an emotional victory over Brandon Rios last Sunday in Macau, not only for himself but most especially for the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” who have only just begun to stir from its knockout punch.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

What matters most: Manny did his best

As a boxing fan, I am proud that Manny Pacquiao did a good job in his fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez even though he lost. Pacquiao admitted his carelessness, which is very unpretentious for him to say.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Time for greatness

HE WAS a big lean copper spring, tightened and retightened through weeks of training until he was one pregnant package of coiled venom… And the spring, tormented with tension, suddenly burst with one brazen spang of activity.”

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pacquiao post mortem: Win some, lose some

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THERE ARE a lot of weeping and hand-wringing and excuses in the Philippines over the loss of Manny Pacquiao to Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez via a 6th-round knockout last Sunday. The excuses range from the religious (it’s because Manny changed his religion, didn’t wear a rosary around his neck and didn’t pray in his corner before the fight), to the speculative (Marquez used performance-enhancing drugs as evidenced by his bigger muscles) to luck (it was a lucky punch), etc., etc.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Aftershocks

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THE PUNCH that wiped out Pacquiao wiped out the Pinoy.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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