I don’t care if he did it for money, I don’t care if he did it for love. I don’t care if he’s made hundreds of politicians even richer, and thousands of small bettors just a bit more well-off than yesterday.
Manny Pacquiao got into that ring and did his job. He took care of business. He’s trained long and hard almost all his life for this and his other fights and I really don’t give a rat’s ass about people who say Manny has been commercialized with all the sponsors patches he has on his shorts. Those people didn’t get into the ring and fight—Manny did. While we worked out in the safety of our treadmills Manny was out there giving and taking punches. He turned the Golden Boy into mere putty.
You did a fantastic job, Manny Pacquiao. Mabuhay ka!
(screenshot above is from the TVU Player program, on which Sam and I watched the Pacquiao vs de la Hoya fight on the internet.)