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Cshel86
post Jan 5 2013, 11:22 PM
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As I watched Pac/JMM 4 during the pageantry...I just had this weird realization. As I heard the anthem for the Philippines....I just couldn't help but to think...nobody in fuckin' hell is ever gonna replace Manny Pacquiao.

As Donaire and Gesta's names scroll through my head...I just see tumbleweed bouncing. I see nothing past that. All I can remember is the night of May 2004 when I saw a relentless little Filipino monster who couldn't get tired to save his life, coupled with a then unknown Mexican fighter who wouldn't give it up.

Just watching Manny warm up and the crowd drooling over him, I just dont see another Filipino fighter replacing him, or being better than him (popularity wise) for a looooong time. Regardless of how I feel about his shitty team and his crazed fans...I just have to see this dude fight at least 3 more times before he hangs them up.

There's no telling when we'll ever hear that Philippines anthem again. Donaire is poo-poo and couldn't even buy fans if he wanted to, and Gesta is just...well, who is he?

What do you guys think?

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post Jan 7 2013, 02:39 PM
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I'm surprised Cshel said something actually nice about Pacquiao lol. jk.

But anyways, yes. I believe there will never be another Manny Pacquiao. I remember during the Hatton fight when I was in the Philippines. They air the fights there on a Sunday afternoon. It pissed me the hell off because I couldn't go anywhere. There was no transportation available. I stayed in a semi suburban area. I'm like wtf is this, it's like a ghost town. Businesses were still open but no one is buying or paying attention since they're all glued to the tv.

I have never seen anything like it. Not Donaire or even any other boxer Filipino or not has captured attention like Pacquiao has done. Mind you during the Pac Marquez fight, we all hear the Mexican fans but thats just the norm when there's a Mexican boxer fighting. It happened with Mayweather vs Marquez, Chavez jr vs Martinez.

But to transcend a sport that casual fans (Pactards) even pay attention to boxing is unreal. I guess its because of Pacquiao's upbringing. He's story is pure true. Came from poverty, rose thru the ranks and fought the way boxing image is. Toe to toe action.

I'm just amazed that the American public rejoiced Pacquiao's presence in boxing for too long. Floyd Mayweather, as popular as he is. He had to put on a persona, a character and his Godly skill to just watch him. Pacquiao on the other hand is different.

This is what they call charisma. People sometimes just has that special something that just grabs people's attention. It happened with Sugar Ray Leonard, and Oscar Dela Hoya. Even though Dela hoya lost all his big fights. People just came to watch him.


Sad, Filipino boxers have more sad story than Pacquiao has but never will they be recognized. They just don't have IT.

I too hope Pacquiao stays fighting for one more year at least. Win or lose, ktfo or not. He's exciting to watch and will always watch him fight.
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- Cshel86   I Just Thought About Something...   Jan 5 2013, 11:22 PM
- - checkleft   Coming out of such a small islands and being such ...   Jan 6 2013, 12:52 AM
- - mrchitown   It's obvious that TR is trying to hype Donaire...   Jan 6 2013, 02:42 AM
- - MaxPayne   Agreed. There won't be another Pacquiao for de...   Jan 6 2013, 04:35 AM
- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 6 2013, 12:22 AM) As...   Jan 6 2013, 05:04 PM
- - Franchize   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 6 2013, 12:22 AM) As...   Jan 7 2013, 01:45 PM
- - pimpfighterROQ   I'm surprised Cshel said something actually ni...   Jan 7 2013, 02:39 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (pimpfighterROQ @ Jan 7 2013, 02:39...   Jan 7 2013, 03:14 PM
- - Dolimite   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 5 2013, 09:22 PM) As...   Jan 8 2013, 12:18 AM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 8 2013, 12:18 AM) [...   Jan 8 2013, 10:00 AM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 8 2013, 08:00 AM) No...   Jan 8 2013, 12:24 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 8 2013, 12:24 PM) D...   Jan 8 2013, 12:54 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 8 2013, 10:54 AM) Fa...   Jan 8 2013, 02:33 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 8 2013, 02:33 PM) I...   Jan 8 2013, 04:40 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 8 2013, 02:40 PM) I ...   Jan 8 2013, 05:44 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 8 2013, 05:44 PM) C...   Jan 9 2013, 03:39 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 9 2013, 12:39 PM...   Jan 9 2013, 09:40 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 9 2013, 09:40 PM) I...   Jan 9 2013, 11:00 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 9 2013, 08:00 PM) Ma...   Jan 10 2013, 09:30 AM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 10 2013, 09:30 AM) ...   Jan 10 2013, 10:16 AM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 10 2013, 08:16 AM) I...   Jan 10 2013, 11:16 AM
- - mgrover   I don't think anyone in this era of boxing has...   Jan 8 2013, 10:25 AM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (mgrover @ Jan 8 2013, 08:25 AM) I ...   Jan 8 2013, 12:30 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Jan 8 2013, 10:25 AM) I ...   Jan 8 2013, 01:23 PM
- - mgrover   while he did drain cotto, and margarito, who else ...   Jan 8 2013, 06:03 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Jan 8 2013, 06:03 PM) wh...   Jan 9 2013, 03:43 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 9 2013, 08:43 PM...   Jan 9 2013, 05:31 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Jan 9 2013, 05:31 PM) so...   Jan 9 2013, 06:18 PM
- - Cshel86   I hate it for Donaire though, seriously. He's ...   Jan 9 2013, 09:07 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 9 2013, 09:07 AM) I ...   Jan 9 2013, 03:49 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 9 2013, 03:49 PM...   Jan 9 2013, 04:45 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 9 2013, 04:45 PM) Th...   Jan 9 2013, 06:16 PM
- - neophyte7   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 9 2013, 03:39 PM...   Jan 9 2013, 03:46 PM
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