Let’s take a pause from the usual legal talk and shift to something that we look forward to this December. No, it’s not Christmas or the Christmas bonus. We’re looking forward to the Pacman-Golden Boy fight.
We’ve already noted that it’s rare in the Philippines that roads are eerily quite — no traffic, not much people and crime rate is practically down to zero. No fighting in politics (but not the “politicking”). No war between the military and the rebels. The reason? Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is in the boxing ring in another big fight.
Early this year, 2008, Manny finished whatever “Unfinished Business” he has with Juan Manuel Marquez, by defeating the latter. In June of this year, Pacquiao released lethal combinations to outpower and outclass the Dangerous David Diaz. From seeing the improvements of the Pacman in that fight, practically everybody acknowledged that he is, pound for pound, currently the best fighter.
This time, Manny will be going up his natural weight class to fight the Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya. The Golden Boy, who will be in his natural weight class, has a 4-inch height and 6-inch reach advantage. This led some to consider the match, dubbed as the “Dream Match” and scheduled on 6 December 2008 (in the US; that’s December 7, Sunday, 10 a.m. Philippine time), as a mismatch.
They say Manny will lose this time. What do you think, eh?