Boxing fans disappointed over Mayweather’s performance
Murmurs of disbelief erupted among Filipinos as they were stunned after Manny Pacquiao’s loss against undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sunday.
The huge crowd at the Marikina Freedom Park erupted into wild cheers as Pacquiao appears on the television screen during a live public viewing in the city.
But the people turned disappointed as the live feed was interrupted due to rains.
Dismayed viewers took shelter at the Marikina City Hall but returned to the viewing area after the raining had stopped.
The fight was entering on the 10th round and the people continued to cheer for Pacquiao only to be disappointed upon hearing the result.
Mayweather won and Pacquiao lost.
“Disappointed kasi base doon sa laban, halos walang ginawa si Mayweather kundi ang tumakbo (I am disappointed because Mayweather didn’t do anything but run),” Manny Saavedra told INQUIRER.net
Saavedra said no boxing fight happened because Mayweather did not give Pacquiao a good fight.
“Walang boksing na naganap kasi walang magandang pinakitang laban si Mayweather (There was no boxing because Mayweather didn’t give a good fight),” he said.
He demanded that there should be a rematch.
Roldan Arban shared the same sentiment with Saavedra saying Pacquiao was not given a good fight.
“Walang gigil si Mayweather. Tumalon-talon lang siya. Hindi nabigyan ng magandang laban si Manny (Mayweather was not into it. He was just jumping. He did not give Manny a good fight),” Arban said.
Arban aslo demanded a rematch.
Though Pacquiao lost, Saavedra and Arban said they are still proud for the Filipino boxer.
“Okay lang. Kahit talo, panalo pa rin sa puso natin si Manny (It’s okay. Even though Manny lost, he’s still the winner in our hearts),” Saavedra said.
Meanwhile, Soledad Ulveda was saddened after Pacquiao’s loss.
“Nalungkot ako kasi ang tagal na nating hinintay ang paghaharap nila ni Mayweather (I was saddened because we waited too long for this fight to happen),” Saavedra said.
She, however, said that Pacquiao remains a legend despite his loss.
“Napatunayan na niya na siya ang the best. Siya ay isang legend. Siya ay isang alamat (He has proven that he is the best.. he’s a legend),” she said.
She also want a rematch for the two boxers.
But win or lose, she said Pacquiao has made the Philippines proud.
“Napakagaling mong bata. Isa kang alamat ng mga Pilipino nang dahil sa iyo nagkakasundo ang Pilipinas. Dahil sa iyo naipagmamalaki yung bansa natin at dahil sa kanya nakilala sa boung mundo ang Pilipinas.”
(You’re such a great kid. You’re a legend of the Filipinos. Because of you, the Philippines became united. Because of you, there was something the Philippines can be proud of.)
Even those at home were in disbelief over Pacquiao’s loss.
Isabella Paz took to social media her sentiment over the Filipino boxing champion’s loss.
“Even the sky shed some tears for the death of boxing,” Paz said.
“For those who paid for the pay per view, I hope you all enjoyed the hugs and jogs,” Paz, who also watched the live fight over pay-per-view. DPL