Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Manny Pacquiao’s biggest challenge

What can make the whole Philippines crime-free for a few hours? Nothing can do this miracle except a title fight by the Philippine’s current boxing hero, Manny Pacquiao. Every time Pacquiao has a fight, there are fewer people out on the streets, less than a handful public utility vehicles plying their routes and everyone is glued to their TV sets or, if they have the money, at pay-per-view facilities that make a killing from hosting a live telecast of the fight.

On the evening of May 2 (May 3 in the Philippines), Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fight the IBO and Ring Magazine Light Welterweight world title holder, Ricky Hatton. This 5 foot 7 inch Briton, who has never lost at his natural weight of 140 pounds, is one inch taller than Manny. Both Hatton and Pacquiao are power boxers, have hand speed and quick feet. Tickets to the fight are already sold out and pay-per-view outfits are already raking in sales.

This is the biggest boxing event of the year so far. And Filipinos around the world will surely be storming the heavens on Fight Night to seek God’s blessings for Manny Pacquiao.

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