Sunday, March 7, 2010

Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey: The Third World-War

After the Second World War, people wished and prayed that there would never be another World-War again. But their prayers went unanswered, because come March 13 the world of boxing has decided that there would be "THE (Third-World-War) EVENT" between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey: two boxers coming from the Third-World countries.

It's amazing how these two third-world boxers have the power, charisma and privilege to fight in the first-world country and get the interest of the whole world of every class to watch them fight and be entertained and might be shocked.

Yes, because these fighters come from third-world countries, but they are undoubtedly the two first-world-class boxers who are capable to do the unthinkable.

Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey were both born in poor families. They were not born boxers; they were only born to survive and boxing showed them the way how to survive and they surely survived so well.

At first they were just fighting against hunger and poverty, but now they are going to fight against each other: the two great survivors of poverty.

They both entered the painful world of boxing just to support their humble families, but now the whole wold support them and pay them more than many other jobs can offer.

Clottey and Pacquiao are already both winners in this fight. They have already won their living and now they are only fighting to entertain the world of boxing and to establish better their future and their legacy.

Pacquiao is giving Clottey another chance to prove to the world that he won his fight against Cotto, as many boxing experts also believe.

It is Clottey's time to show to the people that if Manny had an easy win against Cotto, against him it would not be that easy.

And most of all, Clottey has now the privilege to shock the world and discover that he is better than what boxing experts think.

Some people think that Manny Pacquiao is just uselessly risking his legacy in fighting Joshua Clottey. Pacquiao has everything to lose and Clottey has nothing to lose and everything to gain with this fight. They may be right, but that where exactly lies the greatness of Pacquiao.

Manny always wants challenge and there is no greater challenge than when you risk everything only to gain something. Pacquiao is not only fighting for his personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

He knows that fighting Clottey, a bigger, taller, stronger, and tougher guy would create a great spectacle in the boxing world which is dying because some boxers use boxing only to make money and choose only the opponents whom they can 101 percent beat.

Clottey has all the physical advantages to Pacquiao, and yet this doesn't frighten Manny, but challenges him to use all his skills to overcome his disadvantages.

Clottey is great with his defence and Manny is great with his offense. But is Clottey's defence good enough to stop the offense of Manny?

No one wins just by defence and everyone wins by offense. In boxing, the offense is your sword to kill your opponent and your defence is your shield to protect yourself from being killed by the sword/offense of your opponent.

Take away the sword/offense and you can never kill your opponent with your shield/defence. Take away the shield/defence and you can still kill your opponent with your sword/offense.

Therefore in boxing the offense is more important than the defence. The offense is the STAR in boxing and the defence is just the BODYGUARD of the STAR.

Now who is more important: the star or the bodyguard? That's why in boxing what they count for is your offense and not your defense.

I don't really care who wins the fight, but what I do care is that both boxers would give us the greatest fight. I can no longer wait to experience this Third-World-War between the First-World-Class boxers.

May the best boxer win and may they help the boxing world keep breathing. As long as there are still boxers who are willing to fight, no matter what, no matter how much, no matter who, no matter how, the boxing world would never die.

Boxing is already in our blood. We are all born fighters, but we just have different opponents to fight against in this life and the world is our ring. While we are still in this ring, we just can't do nothing but fight and fight well until the end.


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