Friday, October 17, 2008

Is Pacquiao- De La Hoya Dream Match Rigged?

As a long-time boxing fan, I can say NO. The Pacquiao vs. De La Hoya Dream Match is not rigged! If you ever hear some people say this, please ask yourselves first whether they are really boxing fans or they know at least something in the sport. I heard a lady say boxing matches are rigged the problem was she has no credibility since she couldn't tell an orthodox to southpaw stance. Campbell said earlier if Pacquiao survives after three rounds or something the fix is in. I think Campbell is just jealous or bitter since Pacquiao vs De La Hoya revenues could reach $100 million - a mark even some Hollywood movies couldn't reach in North America alone. Yes, there are boxers who probably fix their fights but no fighter in the level of Pacquiao and De La Hoya would do such thing!

Why do you believe Pacquiao vs De La Hoya isn't a charade?

Both Pacquiao and De La Hoya has made amazing achievements and solidified their legacy in the sport of boxing that throwing it away for a few millions is unbelievable yarn! De La Hoya is a six weight division World Champion - achieved through hard work and toil while Pacquiao is a five weight division World Champion and Pound for Pound King - achieved through hard work and blood. They have done so much that I don't think they would do anything to disrespect the sport of boxing. Boxing made Manny and Oscar rich, famous and respected sportsmen. Respect is something not even money could buy. All the hard work they have done in their entire career would be lost with just one miscalculation such as having a fake match. Besides possible FBI action will be triggered if something like that happens. Joining Tim Donaghiy in jail isn't funny.
Both Pacquiao and De La Hoya wants boxing to be in the limelight of US Sports again that's why they are touring the country and promoting the Dream Match and what a way to do it by having a clean and exciting match.

Some even suggest Manny to dive - to feign a fall with the first weak connecting punch from Oscar - that way he earns millions in just few seconds of work and saving himself from harm. Thinking clearly, what good it would do to Manny's and to the country's reputation? Thanks to Manny our boxers are now given the respect that they deserve. If he dives, Manny will put himself and our country in.....BUT IT WILL NOT HAPPEN. Manny Pacquiao is NOT YET A POLITICIAN (he is an actor though that's another story). Besides, we all know Manny's motivation in boxing. First, it is to earn money and secondly to glorify our country. He will do the best he can do make our country proud. I've seen this before and there's no reason to doubt.

For the record, I will support Manny despite the fact that I don't like this match up in the first place.

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