“Let’s get ready to rumbleeee!”
The bell rings, the first round begins, and the rest would be written in boxing history.
This is what happens when pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao fights.
The moment he steps onto the ring, Filipinos from all walks of life drop everything to watch, cheer, and celebrate.
After a winning bout, Pacquiao’s face is plastered all over the papers. His victory is broadcast on the news for weeks.
Legions of adoring supporters endure the afternoon heat to applaud him at his victory motorcades. Public officials offer him cash gifts, congratulating him on a job well done.
Filipinos have been in love with boxing since time immemorial -– and Pacquiao’s back-to-back achievements are constant reminders of the fact that ever since boxing has graced local rings, Filipinos have always been exceptionally good at it. (www.rappler.com)