The Gloves and the Bag: Pacman Wins, Pacmom Cheers

Once again, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao wins another fight, now against Sugar Shane Mosley, maintaining his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title.

Prior to the fight, many boxing analysts said that the champion would have a hard time fighting Mosley since all the advantages point out to Mosley. The Tale of the Tape reveals Mosley being taller, having longer reach, and generally being more physically superior to Manny. Mosley is also a welterweight class veteran, unlike Pacquiao whose fights were mostly won at the lower weight divisions. Besides, Mosley is African-American. Eight of Pacquiao’s last 10 boxing fights were against Mexican boxers so Mosley would be a challenge for him. So what is the prediction for the match? Pacquiao would mean by unanimous decision.

Predictions indeed came true. Pacquiao tasted Mosley’s punch at the first round, but he got even when he knocked him down on the third round, throwing Sugar on the floor. For the rest of the fight, Mosley mostly played defense against this Southpaw from General Santos City. In the tenth round, Mosley managed to give Manny a knockdown. But Manny Pacquiao is undeterred as he finished the fight with a unanimous decision.

So how much No. 1 pound for pound fighter Manny Pacquiao will earn from this fight? A sure $25 million, plus commissions from paper views and others. To add to that, Pacquiao just signed endorsements for two products prior to his fight. One is HP computer company, and the other is agricultural products named after him – Pacquiao Produce.

On the other side of the world, on a Mother’s Day, “Pacmom” Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao cheers for the 53rd win of her son. That would be a great gift for her since a week from now, on May 15, she would be turning 62. Nah, Mommy Dionisia has something more in her mind as a gift. In a television interview, Mommy Dionisia said she already told Manny she wants a green Hermes bag for her birthday. And how much a Hermes bag costs? Fashionistas  estimate that it is more or less a million pesos. So which Hermes bag will “Pacmom” receive?

Truly, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao  has proven himself to be the best boxer of his generation. And behind his success is an ever-supportive mother. Congratulations to him for bringing again pride to the Filipino nation. And for Mommy Dionisia, best wishes!


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