Tuesday, May 5, 2009


(To the tune of the nursery rhyme "London Bridge")

Ricky Hatton falling down, falling down
Falling down
Ricky Hatton falling down
On the second!

And so goes the British bulldog, este, the British hitman who once boasted months ago that he can knock down the famed Pacman who is now making waves in the boxing scene once more with that eponymous victory in the second round in last Sunday's fight (Saturday night in Las Vegas, NV).

Now, it was a good thing that I did not score for tickets at either SM or Robinson's Cinemas (worth P500), or put a reservation under my name in any of the restaurants offering pay-per-view for the Pacquiao fight in exchange for their sumptuous buffet (around P300-P500 depending on which restaurant). Why? Because the fight only lasted two friggin' rounds! Woe to those who were at the cinemas because the ticket price did not include food. Buti pa ang mga nasa restaurants kasi kahit na maikli lang ang laban nina Pacman at Hatton, nasulit naman dahil sa pagkain.

But to those who tuned in on free TV via GMA 7 (ang Kapuso network), maaring nairita kayo sa sandamakmak na commercials... especially nung maglaban na sina Pacquiao at Hatton. It was only two rounds (3 minutes each) then the commercial loads went like 10 fucking minutes on each gap. Naks, sabagay di naman kasalanan ng Siyete kung bakit nagsanib sila ng pwersa sa Solar Sports to cover the Pacquiao fight. Di naman kasi KBP member ang GMA kaya pwede mag overload ang mga blocktimer na nag e-air sa kanilang station.

There's only one thing that was proven during last Sunday's fight. Pacquiao is clearly the most dominant fighter in boxing today. And Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions (which manages Pacquiao's career) has said "Pacquiao is the greatest fighter".

Enough said.

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