Thursday, November 17, 2011

A mediocre victor

Who wouldn't want to win in a competition? Off course, we want to succeed in our every endeavor right? But we want to succeed in a fair game with a sportsman's hat. When everybody expects us to be a winner all the time, when you failed to please them once, people will generalize tagging you as incompetent if they find you weak in that certain competition. We should be reminded that in a game, there is a winner and the other one is the loser. There is always two sides of everything, bad or good, ugly or beautiful, black and white, win or lose...

In the recent fight of Manny Pacquiao against Juan Manuel Marquez last Novembver 13, a lot of people were dismayed by the result , especially the Mexicans. But not only Marquez fans were upset but also Filipino fans of Manny Pacquiao. Filipinos has a lot of expectation in Manny's performance because we are used to his knock-outs and dominance in the game. He is known to be the "Mexican Assassin" , the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. People are really surprise why Manny's performance that night is not a champion's stance.

Well, obviously during the fight you cannot deny the fact that he is not prepared for it. Yes, he has practiced a lot for 2-3 months, but there are a lot of distractions. Manny is a multi-tasker, he is an actor, a congressman, a commercial model, a singer and a part-time boxer. Since he entered politics, his bread and butter (boxing), was put aside. He only practice if there is a scheduled fight.

We are familiar with the saying that  "you cannot serve two masters at a time", we can only work one by one  with  proper time management. Juan Manuel Marquez  has a great advantage in preparing for the fight. He started practicing even before the game was announced and definitely he is a full-time boxer.

Success is not determined on how famous you are or how your previous fights went.  A victory over an enemy is not consistent, because in every game we have different conditions and situations. In sports, winning does not happen everyday.

Nobody is perfect, as well as Manny's, and we should accept that. Although, he did not emerged as the dominant fighter, he is still the winner. But this fight is a great reminder to Manny, that boxing should be taken seriously now... This was his long-time passion in life, hope that politics and showbiz will not tamper his boxing career.

A mediocre victor has every chance to change the pace of his game. Its up to Manny now, on how he handle his future in boxing. A choice should be made... its either to the left and to the right, no more in betweens...


  1. I want Paquiao vs Mayweather this coming May 2012. No doubt, Marquez,a rank #5 in the world boxing is a great contender. Nice Post.

  2. Visited with support,

    No matter what, Manny is the winner, period.

  3. Well, whoever is the contender of Manny. We wish him luck, and I just want him to practice, practice and practice....