Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Unsaved By The Bell
At 2 minutes 59 seconds of the sixth round, Manny Pacquiao was knocked down by Juan Marquez. Many may be surprised, as we were used of Manny's opponents usually were the ones who were sent flat on the canvass. But hey, that's why it's called sport. It's not all the time our guy or team wins, and this time Juan was the better man. He really had hit Manny pretty good, which Manny never denied during his interviews.
Lucky shot or not, a win is a win, and it's all that matters. Let's just be happy that none of them incurred permanent damage or worse, disability. Juan, won it fair and square. It's his day, let's just give it to him and let him celebrate his victory. And for Manny, he gave his all and though this time was a lose, we should not forget that he was the one who brought back our country in the map, making us known to the whole world. He risks his life everytime he steps in the ring, no matter what the outcome maybe, he deserves a hero's welcome, win or lose.
Religion wise, our Lord is fair and just. Both players, may it be Manny or Juan is a son to Him, as every single one of us. He didn't and wouldn't side to any of the player. So the change in Manny's religion, doesn't really answer why he lost the game. He still believes in the same God, does he? And blaming his loss to his religion is like blaming our Lord for it. So, let us just think that everything that happened had it's reason, maybe to humble us in a way.
For Manny, the Filipinos love you no matter what. You already are a legend being the only boxer in the world who won world titles in eight different weight divisions and no one can take that away. The Filipinos take pride on that. You have far uplifted the hopes of Filipinos in the international world, because of you, a lot became proud of who they are, and started exceling in their own fields. And that I think, is one of the many things the country should be thankful to you.
It's just a defeat compared to all his victories. I think for now, if Manny decides to continue with his boxing profession, he must learn from what had happened and think of it as a thing of the past. Moving forward, he was thinking of sharing his blessings to those unfortunate brothers of ours who were badly affected by typhoon Pablo. And that's the best move for him now, for even his defeat will be nothing compared to the loss experienced by these people.
True champions are those who recognize defeat, know how to stand to it and use it to win again. Yahweh bless.