Pacman is still a Hero for Filipinos

Philippines
December 10, 2012 6:11am CST
I had seen the fight between Pacman and Marquez and I am just one of the Filipinos who felt somewhat bad about the loss of this hero. Actually, it was my first time to see his fight which had made me more sad. Anyways, I believe that all things work together for those who love God, the One who hold everything. Everything has a purpose. It is good timing that Pacman had lost at the time when he gets more mature in the spiritual aspect and that had made him still shine despite of the surprising loss.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
He is still very much a hero because of the way he accepted his defeat... like a true sportsman and gentleman... others would have cursed or thrown a tantrum... but not Pacquiao... he went out of his way to personally congratulate Marquez and immediately accepted that he was defeated... if only all boxers are like that... He will always be a hero to the Filipino people because he has given too much... this defeat doesn't change anything...
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Yes that is true. No boxer in sports history who, being an 8 title holder in weight division/boxing org. wins all the way all through the years.
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
That is right aseretdd.
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
I definitely agree with you keshlois. I read that some says Pacman loss was due to his change of religion, from R.Catholic to Born Again Christian. But for me, this issue has nothing to do with his loss. other keeps insulting and blaming him for his loss to Marquez due to change of religion.I believe that religion doesn't save man, but Christ can. I am very proud of pacman, despite all the controversy he still keep his faith strong. He will surely be blessed. As been said in Matthew 5:11 "blessed are you when people insult you, persecuted you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me".
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
You don't associate his loss to his religious beliefs. I agree with you. His mother before the fight was so proud and confident even bragging that she talked to God and asked for a win for for her son and later blamed the pastor for the loss. The proper prayer for every fan before the fight was to ask God to protect the fighter from severe injury, win or loose because God's love for both Marquez and Pacquiao is equal.
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Thank you for your comments. God bless our pacman.
@SIMPLYD (78119)
• Philippines
15 Dec 12
Pacman is the one who helped the Philippines be recognized amongst the other people in the world. Even those foreign celebrities love him. In sports , one can never really tell if you will always win, specially at boxing. It just so happened that Marquez gave a surprise punch that knocked Pacquiao and made him lose his title. But for us Filipinos, he will remain our hero.
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Truly, Manny is still our pride!
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
10 Dec 12
It was a sad event. I think Pacquiao had slow down, after all he's got so much activities other than boxing unlike before he was very focused on the sport he is famous about. While Marquez on the other hand trained so much for this very special event of him. I think Marquez became obssessed of winning over Pacquiao.
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Yes, you are correct. He has been to a lot of things before the fight while Marquez had been so much into training. It has reminded me of being focused to what you really want. So, Marquez got his reward.
@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
The fight between the two great boxers were definitely great. i think it was the great fight that i ever saw. but then we must accept the truth that we cannot always win,sometimes we need to lose.and as manny had said there will always be a winner and a loser.
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Yes, it was great fight! In that sentence he cited, he just made himself more great.
@devonavis (1857)
• Greece
10 Dec 12
Hi! It's good to meet some people here who feel the same way as I do regarding what had happen in the fight. I could say the last two sentences of your post really got me, and I agree with you. There is this issue wherein his changing of religion affected his fight but truly this makes me laugh, this has nothing to do with his loss. Anyways... I'm still a fan :)
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Yes, me, too. Am still a fan of Pacman.
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
When he was knocked-out, I was shocked and speechless. I couldn't believe what I saw and it's the first time I saw Pacquiao lost in a brutal way. Then I begin to try to feel how Manny felt after he recovered from concussion. I just thought how is he going to handle the defeat and hoping that he will not be traumatized just like what happened to Hatton. Anyways, despite the painful loss, I still consider him a hero and is still very proud of him. What's he'd done in boxing is still very hard to achieve and he can be considered one of the all-time greats.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
All the Filipinos felt the same way because throughout his boxing career, Manny truly is our country's pride. Though he lose twice for me its not the end of his boxing career. Manny still shines in his field. Im proud of him.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
10 Dec 12
yeah..it is surprised. one of the great asian boxer.. but the 5th edition of their match must be played again.. i do hope Pacman can take revenge..