‘My heart stopped; Pacquiao loss unbelievable’


(L-R) Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez exchange blows during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines — “My heart stopped.”

This was how Manny Dagala, a condominium security guard in Mandaluyong City, described his shock upon seeing Manny Pacquiao being knocked out by Mexican Manuel Marquez and then staying flat and unconscious in the sixth round of their fight in Las Vegas, US.

Dagala was among the 15 people who watched the fight live on a 25-inch laptop at the lobby of a condominium building.

“I thought he was dead and I could feel my heart skipped,” Dagala told the small crowd who could not believe their hero had fallen.

Rey Fernan San Isidro, 24, an accountant, was equally stunned by the end of the much touted fourth fight between the two boxing rivals.

“Was that real? I’m disappointed. He should have concentrated on being a boxer, a boxer should be a boxer,” San Isidro said of Pacquiao, who has branched to politics and has won a seat as congressman of Sarangani.

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  • PAZ

    Maraming nakakapuna na laging tinatapakan ni Marquez ang paa ni Manny. Di ko sinasabi na meron nito si Marquez,pero sa witchctaft pag tinapakan mo ang paa ng isang tao, under control mo yung taong yon. Marami ang nagsasabi na napupuna nila ang laging pagtapak ni Marquez kay Manny. Isa pa sya lang sa mga boxers ang mahilig manadya na tumapak sa paa ng kalaban. O kay Manny lang nya ginagawa. tingnan nyo

    • Runar Quindoza

      Ayon sa mge experto, this is normal when an orthodox fighter is fighting a south paw fighter since their feet are closer due to their stance. If you would study their actions, pacquiao is the more aggressive so he steps closer first to marquez, then marquez is the counter-pucher which then makes him step closer to pacquiao next. Kaya siguro naa-apakan nya yung paa ni pacman dahil dun.

  • PAZ

    Kung natalo man si Manny okey lang . Marami na syang napatunayan. Marami na ring naipanalong laban, so okey lang yan na mainsan talo. Sport kailangan tayo tanggapin ang pagkatalo……………… kinasusuklaman kita Marquez!

  • randyaltarejos

    Though it is his right, I’d suggest he should stop aspring to become a pastor of flocks. When the mind is pre-occupied with a lot of things, the focus becomes erratic.

  • bugoybanggers

    Balik na sa dati ang PILIPINAS. Hintay mo na tayo ng 20 yrs at may sisibol na naman na mashigit pa kay PASTOR Money Pakyaw. Okay atleast napasaya niya ang mga PILIPINO at nai angat natin ang dangal at karangalan ng 8 taon. Sige Pastor Money Pakyaw, matulog ka na, marami kasing hindi makatulog dahil pumusta sa iyo.. TALO! Inang ku po, wala ng pang ulam, ni pang pulutan nga ipinusta pa. Sige, mga kababayan, sa FOOTBALL naman tayo! Larga na! Go AZKALS GO!

  • Patas

    I hoped Manny to win, but Marquez demonstrated better skills and a bigger heart in boxing at this time.
    Kudos to Marquez.
    Lesson learned, i hope, to Manny.

  • Retsameht

    Nag-dasal se Pakyaw “lurd, sana mapa-tomba ko se Markes..”

    Si Markes nag-dasal din, “lurd, sana mapapa tomba ko se Pakyaw..”

    Sa tengen nenyo, seno kaya pakenggan ne lurd?

    Ito ang Lison, “Ang releheyon at Bukseng, hende pwede pagsasamahen!”

    Pelepeno pepol, nanewala ba kayo sa senabe ko???

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