Pacquiao gets twin requests for a KO
MANNY Pacquiao may have no choice but heed this fresh calls for a knockout.
Fresh from his sensational win over Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, Pacquiao has firmed up his shot at a Senate seat in the May 9 national polls.
In short, he doesn’t have to come up with a KO effort in order to score a victory in the next elections.
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But there indeed is a call for a knockout from Pacquiao. This comes from the standard bearer of the political party he has affiliated with.
Vice President Jejomar Binay has said from Dipolog City that Pacquiao called him and offered to join the remaining campaign sorties of the United Nationalist Alliance.
“He called me upon his arrival, he said we’ll be campaigning together,” Binay told reporters.
That, if you asked Binay, should be nothing short of a knockout.
Binay called Pacquiao his ace.
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Before that, there was a call for Pacquiao to go for a big, big KO. It came from the famous sports development guru Dr. Aparicio Mequi, PhD:
“Manny Pacquiao had achieved almost every singular honor a sportsman could strive for: A sure enshrinement in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York City; an honorary doctor of humanities degree bestowed upon him by Southwestern University in 2009; the rank of Lt. Colonel (the highest rank for a reservist) by the military establishment in 2011; two Congressional Medals of Distinction; and the UN Asia Game Charger Awards in 2015, the latter for “making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world,” and where the citation read:
“Manny Pacquiao achieved his remarkable success after a childhood of extreme hunger and poverty. Today, Manny is a major humanitarian force, directing his philanthropy toward numerous causes, including education and the fight against human trafficking. He is a remarkable inspiration and demonstrates the power of giving back to transform people’s lives.”
“The 2016 Rio Olympic Games is scheduled on Aug. 5 to 21, barely four months away. This remaining period of time is, to my mind, the most crucial in Dr. Pacquiao’s athletic career. He could aim to win the first Olympic gold medal for our country, a dream that remained elusive for the past 92 years when the Philippines, then a colony of the United States, sent its lone delegate, David Nepomuceno, to the 1924 Olympic Games held in Berlin.
“There’s nothing like an Olympic gold medal. And if Rep. Pacquiao wins a gold medal, he could have something that Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn’t have. Mayweather won a bronze medal in the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics.”