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stunning win by Pacquiao

The highly publicized “Dream Match” between world’s boxer best pound for pound Manny Pacquiao and Boxing’s Golden boy Oscar Dela Hoya turn out to be indeed a mismatch.The only difference is that it was Pacquiao who won by stunning upset that could put to an end to the colorful boxing career of dela Hoya.

It was so stunning that dela hoya did not continue the fight anymore before the ninth bell rings.

As so called ring experts told that it will be dela hoya coming out with spectacular performance and put Pacquiao away by knockout or decision, it was the other way around.

Dela hoya was obviously given his last boxing lesson.

Not to take away anything from dela hoya but i think he is done as far as fighting in the ring is concern.

He had already shown his capabilities and surely be remembered and revered as one of the finest boxer in his era but it is time to go.

Pacman really is the toast of boxing right now.

With the help of trainer/coach Freddie Roach, he was phenomenon it the fight.

Clear fight plan and superb conditioning.

He had also close escape from the punches of dela hoya but he overcome them all.

Pacquiao deserves all the credit!!!


The world’s best pound for pound boxer Manny Pacquiao will prevail over Golden Boy Oscar Dela Hoya. Both had a easy weigh in and they look in the best shape of their lives.

From what i saw in photos the much emphasized height and reach advantage or in general the so called bigger dela hoya factor is practically gone as they are obviously in the same weight now.

What is glaring is Pacquiao looks much fresher.

He seem very comfortable with his weight.

The betting is also closing in.

The once stood 2-1 in favor of dela hoya is fast becoming even.

Dela hoya will still favorite but once the bell rings it will be fighter vs fighter, dela hoya vs pacquiao, experience vs youth.

the so called general view that good bigman will prevail over a good small men does not always holds true.

The Pacquiao vs Dela Hoya fight will prove it.

Because the good small man here is better that the good big man.

Foremost reason, the small man happens to have the biggest heart of the two.

Yes Manny Pacquiao secret is his fighting heart.

It is his edge and it will be the x-factor in this fight.

Pacman by decision.

Give Obama the chance

Posted in my views and opinions by lawinthemountainer on November 24, 2008
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US President Elect Barrack Obama is now making the foundations of his administration which seeks to address the recession of the world’s economy.

Obama is hard press to show his mettle and surely everybody particularly the Americans are watching over his moves.

He projected himself the ‘change’.

Obama is their hope that is why he was voted by clear majority and huge edge in the electoral vote result.

Let us therefore give the first elected black president the chance.

One of the best way to show our support is give him the chance.

The chance to prove his worth and perform his job.

It is too early to make predictions and analysis on the direction he is establishing.

Let us give him the leeway to spread his wings and feel the power for him to enforce for the common good of the Americans and all of us.

All countries are of course affected considering that the United States remains the only super power in the world and its movement creates impact to every country.

Let us give Obama the chance!


The mega bout of the year, Boxing World’s pound for pound Manny Pacquiao against Boxing’s Golden Boy Oscar Dela Hoya is nearing!

Both camps have already begun trumpeting their best preparations for the bout.

Both camps predict knockout victory as both trainers assured that their fighters are in the best shape of their lives.

As a humble boxing fan, I predict a victory of Pacquiao over Dela Hoya.

It could be a knockout or decision again with Pacman emerging as victor.

Why I say so.

Again, Pacman’s speed and youth will be the huge difference.

Speed to overcome Dela Hoya’s power and height.

Dela Hoya’s age and recent performance are enough evidence.

The golden boy is old 35 not young 35.

His showings in his last three bouts are lacklustre.

His only escape I believe is scoring a knockout in the early rounds.

If he connects with his so called vaulted power surely Pacman’s chance will end there.

I am sure that Pacman will never recover in case he got hit because Dela Hoya’s power will bee too much for me to shake off or withstand.

If he got hit, surely he can not run and be at the Golden Boy’s mercy.

Anyway I assume that Pacman’s trainer has antidote for that and Pacman knows too well of such reality.

If Pacman survives the 5th round and still remain unhurt, he will coast for a knockout or decision victory.

I have the highest respect to Dela Hoya.

He is probably one of the greatest boxer ever produce though not among the all time greats in the level of Mohammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rocky Marciano and others.

At this time, he is way past his prime.

If the bout is staged two years earlier even with Pacman at the peak of his career, Dela Hoya will surely come out the winner.

As Pacman’s trainer Freddie Roach said, he can’t pull the trigger already and it is undeniable.

How will Pacquiao win against dela hoya???

The most awaited fight of the year is cemented and starting to gather voluminous comments and analysis.

The Golden Boy Oscar Dela Hoya the six time world boxing champ against Manny Pacquiao, four time world champion and currently the world’s best pound for pound fighter.

Now how can Pacquiao win in the fight of his life.

First he must be at his best form and complete mind set for the bout.

Pacquiao’s best is really something that Dela Hoya would not want because it has been proven in the past that if the Pacman fights in his best element he is very dangerous and capable of an upset against the highly favored bigger and more experience foe.

His mindset must into the fight. He lose to future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales in their fight bout because of obvious over confident thinking that Morales was for easy picking. When they clashed, Morales turn out to be the best his opponent so far that time he had met which eventually resulted to his last defeat.

When they had their rematch and eventually their third battle, the pacman was much prepared and had put his mind into it. It resulted to convincing fashion victory.

Another advantage for Pacquiao in his upcoming dela hoya bout is his tremendous hand speed and youth.

It goes with saying that he quicker than dela hoya which is his answer to the five inches reach advantage of his opponent.

Move around him and try to go inside.

This can be done because he is much younger at 29 compared to dela hoya’s 35 summers.

Pacquiao  should go to the body in the early rounds to weaken the dela hoya’s body and hope that he will bring down his defenses to open for head hunting.

It is in the latter rounds that pacman will have a chance to win by knockout or points if he will be able to out box dela hoya which i must advice to be his aim.

Pacquiao should also listen to Freddie Roach’s game plan and practice it and perform to perfection during the bout.

Remember that Roach, a two-time trainer of the year awardee, knows how dela hoya fight by like the palm of his hand having handled and was at his corner when he fought the former world pound for pound best boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr though it was a defeat.

Roach have a clear idea on what is dela hoya’s strength and weaknesses. He will surely impart that all to Manny.

Another is for Pacquiao to start finding much bigger sparing mates.

For him to feel the power of the legitimate welter weight and middle weight fighters.

Their punchers are much harder.

Last is for pacman to ask for guidance from the lord.

Pacquiao vs dela hoya:Pacquiao self distracting again?????

Posted in my views and opinions by lawinthemountainer on September 4, 2008
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The much hype and mega bout of boxing superstar and legend Oscar Dela Hoya and boxing most exciting and current boxing’s best pound for pound Manny is taking a new twist.

Aside from the boxing bout, Pacquiao is again hot this time in his political plans as he was recently sworn in as Kampi member, a political party of the Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

The new political development in Pacquiao’s case again put added distraction to Manny even tough he immediately shrugged off.

Obviously there is and will be distractions again.

His training will surely be affected.

Why? because he had open again an avenue for people from all ways of life, all with different interest to approached him.

His obvious interest in politics will force him to bend and give attention to people not related to his upcoming mutli million fight.

Pacquiao is already the under dog and will be hard press to win in this bout and still find another distraction.

Dela Hoya or more popular as the golden boy will put everything on the line in this bout so expect him to give his all.

Beside the recent betting in the world’s gambling capital, La Vegas, show that he is the clear winner as of the moment.

Will the bettors put their hard earn dollars just in exchange for nothing.

Pacquiao should connect now with his world famous trainer freddie roach.

Roach had always been very honest and straight forward in his comment for Pacquiao be it in his favor and against him because of his concern to his prized catch ward.

Pacquiao admitted that he will be in for the fight of life. he should show signs and start proving it.

Forget for now politics, it will not help but deter his slim chances.

think after he hang his golden gloves.

For now concentrate on boxing because it is where he made a name for himself and currently on top of the world.

Dela Hoya vs Pacquiao on

The confirmed between boxing box office superstar Oscar ” Golden Boy” Dela Hoya and Manny ” Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s hottest commodity will be surely the one of the most anticipated and talk about bout of the year.

Dela Hoya a six time world title holder, with hollywood charisma, boxing superstar and currently the top boxing promoter of the world

On the other hand, Manny Pacquiao, the current hottest and most exciting boxer in the world and the Philippines’ national pride.

A mere scratching the surface of the fighters’ boxing career and achievements, you are guaranteed of a hell of a fight.

Let us go to their obvious advantages.

For Dela Hoya, his height, about 5 inches reach advantage and experience.

He is not a six time world boxing title holder for nothing despite his ripe age now of 36.

The Barcelona Olympics 1992 Olympics gold medalist certainly knows what are the things stakes in the fight and he will surely summon all his best to produce again another outstanding fight.

For the Pacman, his speed and youth will be his clear edge.

No doubt that he has the fastest hands in his division.

No less than his last opponent, David Diaz stated to his corner in the sixth round of their bout when he said that pacman is just too fast.

The pacman is the currently at the peak of his storied boxing career.

At 29, he has all the best elements in his system to face the biggest fight in his career.

Over all it will be a bout between youth and experience

Excellent small boxer against a big but fading fighter.

Again a bout to watch.

Early choice of boxing pundits is dela hoya.

They found that his edge in height and weight is just too much to be overcome by pacquiao’s sharpness and speed.

Many think that it is a mismatch but that is too much belittling the capabilities of pacman.

Do not forget that like Dela Hoya, Pacquiao can overcome so many adversaries in his life and look where he is now.

Pacquiao is a rare find and will give Dela Hoya the fight he will never forget and in some way regret.

Watch out for the fight of the decade!!!!

Amazing Michael Phelps

US superstar swimmer Michael Phelps is now probably the superstar among the stars of the on going Beijing Olympics.

He is vying to surpassed the nearly impossible, the seven- gold medal harvest of fellow american Mark Spitz in 1972 munich olympics.

Phelps watch no less than US President George Bush won in his first two events.

Winning he 400 meter medley and helping the US team to win the 4x 100 freestyle relay, both in world record shattering record.

the 23- yr old sensation is indeed an extraordinary man.

His current medal harvest alone align him already to the greatest ever Olympians as he has already garnered eight golds and two bronzes overall if we include his medals in the 2004 athens olympics.

I am sure few will object if we will consider him the greatest ever to swam in the olympic waters.

He will erase all doubts with the outcome of this olympics.

His eight-gold aim in this olympics is almost impossible goal with consideration to human capacity and the depth of the competitions where records fell nearly every event.

But Phelps has shown his beyond human’s limits.

the amazing kid will indeed get all the accolades when the games end.

With or without surpassing the mark, Phelps has done enough to get all our praises!!!!

pacquiao vs dela hoya

Hearing from Filipino’s most popular athlete, boxer manny pacquiao, it seems that they are pushing for him to face world’s most popular and celebrated boxer today Oscar dela hoya.

Pacquiao is being groom to battle the golden boy in his farewell fight before finally hanging up his gloves.

This is the fight that pacman will gain everything.

He is surely the underdog and of course perceived to fall under the much taller dela hoya who will have at least clear three inches height advantage.

Pacman who is at the height of his popularity not only in his country, Philippines, but all over the world will still have a fighting chance.

As pointed out by his celebrated and outspoken trainer Freddie Roach, dela hoya is not the same as he was five years ago.

To say it straight, he is well pass his prime and will likely will wilt under the active attack of pacman.

Money wise, they will both get their maximum pay.

Probably they are the most bankable fighters today excluding of course the retired floyd may weather and ricky hatto so they will get enjoy all the possible perks.

Lo behold however, i think it is the dela hoya camp who will have the final say on the possible mega blockbuster bout.

Dela hoya’s legacy is at stake and he will surely wanted that his final fight will be something he will be positively remembered.

Without doubt dela hoya will be the odds favorite in case the fight materialized.

That is why this early, roach is stating some conditions like having the weigh in the day the fight itself to avoid too much weight discrepancies.

Pacquiao’s camp also is proposing the 147 lbs fight weight which is their best option while dela hoya will likely to press for 150 lbs.

It is a very interesting and intriguing fight if it will happen.

limit telenovela show

Posted in my views and opinions by lawinthemountainer on July 6, 2008
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Aside from the devastating typhoon Frank that hit the Philippines recently, the country is still being hit ‘telenovela’ mania.

Unlike Frank who had long left our country, we thank God for it, the telenovela mania remains and there are no signs that it will be leaving.

Komiks king Carlo J. Caparas’ hits are reportedly will be in the television tube sooner.

Everybody in the country knows the character of Marimar, lobo, dyesabel, joaquin bordado, my girl and others.

Aside from the TV giants and front runners in TV ratings GMA- 7 and Abs-Cbn, ABC 5 and the government run stations have their own.

I have to quarrel regarding the airing but can we not limit it.

One, the there are already too many shows with same theme or line of message if there are.

I am batting for shifting to reality shows and note worthy talk shows at the TV prime time.

A Oprah type will be a good model.

Second, our kids who usually are glued practically every night are not getting the needed substance they are supposed to get from television.

Television whether we like or not is the most influential medium.

Nearly all houses regardless of status in life have television sets.

All open especially during primetime that product owners are willing to pay five figure rates in every 15 seconds to advertise their goods.

Let us maximize therefore the presence of television by choosing the shows that have enough substance or meat for the brains of ours and our children.

Let us look for better shows if we are fed up of same kind of shows.

I firmly believe that if we are more concern in the shows we are watching eventually it will reflect in the television rating.

Owners of television stations will follow thats for sure!

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