Monday 24th April 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Manny the last man standing…

It’s less than a week before the dream match I’m excited but for the first time I felt a little uncomfortable going to this fight. It’s like getting married the second time around. Yep I officially started my sleepless nights and deep thinking.
My heart goes to Manny Pacquiao but seeing Oscar made me think twice if Manny would win or simply survive 12 grueling rounds with the much heavier and taller Delahoya.
Manny Pacquiao went to his camp with ease erasing doubts if he could take a much bigger and heavier fighter. There were a couple of times when his sparring mates tasted the canvass a true testament of Manny’s dedication and hardwork. Oscar a 6 division world champ who have fought almost all the legends and noted opposition for the past decade might be past his prime and can’t pull the trigger as what Freddie Roach will say.
But Oscar coming into this fight is a well schooled and granite chin fighter who could keep Manny Pacquiao at bay with his jab and left hooks. That’s why Manny is still a 2-1 underdog because people know what Oscar is still capable of.
Manny has been the warrior we all wanted to be. The boy who prefers to fight rather than being bullied he has given people inspiration and that’s why people love Manny.
I know Manny will give his all and Oscar should better be ready because what he lacks in size is compensated with his big heart.
Like me getting married… inspite all my sleepless nights it all ended with a happy ending I’m sure deep in my heart all will end happy as well with Manny as the last man standing.

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]