Thursday, January 13, 2011

Low Risk - Big Reward

The sparkle of the flag of Thine
Is victory that is shining.
The Stars and Sun of it
Forevermore shall never dim.

Land of the sun, of glory, and loving,
Life is Heaven in Thine embrace.
'Tis our joy, when there be oppressors,
To die because of Thee.
(ending verses of original Philippine National Anthem)

Current WBC Super-Welterweight Champion
Current WBO Welterweight Champion
Won 10 world titles in 8 different weight classes
Fighter of the Decade (2000)
Fighter of the Year (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)
So why at 32 years old is Philippine Congressman Pacquiao still putting on boxing gloves and climbing into the ring defending his boxing crown? To continue showing the world the never dimming sparkle of Philipine Pride, A Pride to Die For!

Here's a link to an interesting article about the May 7th Manny Pacquiao vs Shane Mosley welterweight title fight coming soon. It basically states what many in boxing already know; Pacman is the current "cash cow" in the sport and promoters are milking the heifer like there's no tomorrow.

Can you blame a promoter for doing what he does best, cashing in on opportunity? As of today, Pacman is the hottest boxer in the sport. Sugar Shane is a 39-year-old former welterweight champ who still draws money. At 39, Sugar may still pack a punch but can he match the speed and quickness of Pacquiao? Let's not be ridiculous, we all know the answer to that. And yet we'll pay to see it won't we?

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