WHAT’S wrong with suggesting if they could also help protect the fallen Manny Pacquiao from himself?
Yes, saving Pacquiao from Pacquiao.
“If that’s what you think,” cries a US-based Filipino boxing expert, “forget about me flying over there after the holidays, huwag na lang.”
The expert, regarded as a boxing scholar who also served as close-in aide to the sick and faded Ferdinand Marcos, has vowed to come to Manila after the holidays.
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He said he would link up with Sen. Gringo Honasan, head of the committee on sports, and they would craft a bill aimed at protecting Filipino boxing heroes, mainly Pacquiao, from substance-using power enhancers, “like the notorious Angel Heredia.”
This, by the way, was mentioned clearly in the last column.
But the expert obviously felt betrayed.
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“Just say it and I won’t waste your precious time, this is the last time you’ll hear from me, sayang lang,” groans our friendly boxing expert.
Sorry again, sir, if you found my recommendations impertinent, I offer my sincere apologies.
There’s just no way I could junk what I honestly believed in.
Like making Pacquiao first realize where he had honestly gone wrong, before he can be made to take his first comeback steps.
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Anyway, to set record straight, our anxious specialist works around the theme that there was no way Juan Manuel Marquez could’ve beaten or stopped Pacquiao had the grim rivals fought on even grounds.
He likewise notes that in the first two bouts “when Marquez fought neat” the Mexican ring great kissed the floor a total of four times.
Then, adds our specialist, things started to turn tough for Pacquiao once Heredia started to enter the scene in the third encounter.
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Then it was total disaster in the fourth fight for Pacquiao.
“He (Marquez) could’ve not done the impossible had he not entered the ring with concealed power enhancers,” the expert protests.
Not that we totally disapprove of what’s being suspected by the US-based Pinoy prizefight specialist, who has produced two world champions.
Again, our apologies for the discomfort we had caused this dedicated gentleman at the start of the New Year.
We just found it our duty to offer other relevant suggestions.
You know, to make sure the heroic Congressman Pacquiao, a lieutenant colonel in the Philippine Armed Forces, does not end up causing another monumental national heartache in his next fight.
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Now, for the delight of our well-meaning expert, we hereby run the message we had failed to use in full in our last column:
“You know the Honorable Congressman from Sarangani was not stopped by the urine-drinking JMM.
“You almost were disemboweled by the strategy of the sly Nacho (Beristain) dirty tricks department in Memo Heredia’s fetid lab.
“This is one of the topics to be tackled by the committee of Sen. Gringo Honasan, tungo sa pagpa-pasa ng isang bill aimed at protecting our sports heroes.
“I hope to travel to PH after the holidays to help in crafting the apt measure.
“Keep in mind this international release should make you famous all over the world.”
End of message.
Sorry, again, sir.
Please proceed with the Gringo coup.