Thousands of Parañaque boxing fans disperse in 5 minutes after Pacquiao loss


Filipinos look stunned after seeing Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao was knocked out by Mexican Juan Manual Marquez during a live TV broadcast at a multi-purpose hall in suburban Parañaque, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. It took only about five minutes for a crowd of more than 2,000 Parañaque residents to disperse after Marquez defeated the Filipino champ. AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

MANILA, Philippines—It took only about five minutes for a crowd of more than 2,000 Parañaque residents to disperse after Juan Manuel Marquez stunned the Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao with a right-hand blow before the end of the sixth round of their fourth boxing faceoff on Sunday.

Gathered at the Parañaque City Hall grounds along San Antonio Avenue, the male-dominated crowd was in complete silence when Pacquiao lay motionless, face down on the ring. Most of the people got worried when the People’s Champ was still unconscious a minute after he fell. They became more troubled when Pacquiao’s wife, Jinkee, started crying at ringside.

But after seeing Pacquiao regain his senses, the residents started flocking out of the city hall grounds, most of them grumbling about Marquez’s unexpected knockout win against the Filipino pride.

City Councilor Benjo Bernabe, before the fight, told the people that the local government decided to give the people a free screening of the fight because Pacquiao has been considered as an “adopted son of Parañaque” due to his achievements and his real estate properties in the locality.

“To show our support to Manny, we also organized a free viewing of this fight in three other barangays (villages) namely Baclaran, Don Bosco and Don Galo,” Bernabe said.

Mayor Jun Bernabe in a statement said days before the fight that the local government and the whole Parañaque would always “pray for Pacquiao’s success and cheer for him in all his fights.”

In 2005, the city council adopted Pacquiao as a “son of Parañaque” by virtue of a resolution recognizing his achievements and the fame and honor he has brought to the Philippines.

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  • bugoybanggers

    Abangan na lang natin, pag uwi ni Pastor Money Pakyaw.. may MOTORCADE galing airport. Sana ma UNA ang mga politikong nakisawsaw sa kasikatan niya. Ano kaya ang reaksyon ng mga taong natalo sa pustahan? Ang saya saya ng mga PASTOR, sigurado magkakaroon ng Prayer Meeting sa Manila Hotel nito. Di bale si Pastor Money Pakyaw na ang bahala sa gastos nila. MakaDIOIS na nga pala si Pastor kaya ligtas na siya. Sabi ng mga PASTOR may nakalaan ng Ring doon sa LANGIT para kay Pastor. Sige na Pastor, punta ka na sa LANGIT, balitaan mo ang mga nalinlang ninyong mga tao. Ipakita mo sa lahat at ipa LIVE telecast natin sa GMA7 para lahat makakatunghay sa magaganap na laban mo sa langit.

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  • Gustavo

    great fight…two of the best ever….from mexico…one had to be ours..

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    it will also take 5 minutes for the voters to desert him this time…

  • ben311

    hindi lahat ng oras ay suwerte ka…lahat ay may katapusan

  • DakuAkongUtin

    Yan ang tawag na MUKOY. Curled up tail and ego.

  • Protect_Cheap_Dog

    Marquez Power is surprising considering his age is almost 40.

    Some experts were stunned with his power punches, his strongest performance ever…

    • RyanE

      I guess it’s because of Marquez’ physical conditioning, hard training, perfecting his techniques and most of all his great determination to win.

      • дисидент Руссо

         tama ka sir… at si manny maraming inaatupag
        si marquez concentrated sa isang bagay lang ang matalo si pacquiao

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