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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Goes Beyond Boxing #OneForPacman

by MOMMY RUBY
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Living next door to a former WBC Junior Lightweight Champion Rene Barrientos, boxing was introduced to me at a very young age. I watched several fights while growing up but never showed much enthusiasm in boxing until Oscar De La Hoya​ came. I loved every bit of him (I guess you know why) and that is when I became an official boxing fan. But when Manny Pacquiao​ came, as much as I loved Oscar De La Hoya, I became Team Pacman.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather​ Jr is a great boxer. He has the skills and record to show for it. While Manny Pacquiao on the other hand has proven his worth as well. Not only as a great boxer but as a person – weaknesses and strengths. His life has showed the world the many faces of winning, losing and winning again.

May 2 (May 3 in the Philippines) is definitely one of the most anticipated boxing fight of the century. A lot of boxing fans around the world are placing bets and TV networks are raking the dough but for me, I see this differently. This fight is not about boxing anymore. It goes beyond the ring. It has a much deeper issues that a lot of people are already talking about and much more after the result will be announced.

Manny Pacquiao

Whoever wins that day, I am still Team Pacman. Manny is an awesome boxer but I am rooting for him beyond his boxing gloves. I rooting for him as a whole person ~ the man that he is! #OneForPacman

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Terri Ramsey Beavers April 27, 2015 - 7:28 pm

I’ll be rooting for your choice as well and I hope he wins #OneForPacman. I haven’t watched boxing in forever but I need to take the time to. I used to enjoy boxing quite a bit.

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Carmen Perez (listen2mama) April 27, 2015 - 8:28 pm

I truly know nothing about boxing…it’s just not watched by anyone in my family…LOL! I have heard a lot about this fight though, hope your pick wins!

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Liz Mays April 28, 2015 - 1:49 am

I’ve heard a lot about these two boxers. I’m sure my boyfriend will be tuning into this fight too. Wow, I’ll have to bring this up.

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Crystal Green April 28, 2015 - 5:51 am

I don’t know anything about boxing either, but I’m sure you have good reasons for being a fan of Pacman. He certainly looks strong enough to handle his opponents.

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April Mims April 28, 2015 - 7:14 am

I’m not a fan of boxing, maybe because I didn’t grow up around it and don’t really get it. But I know a lot of people will be watching the fight.

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Cassie April 28, 2015 - 9:04 am

We don’t usually go for boxing in our house, but even my husband is excited for this fight. Just like you, he is rooting for Pacquiao!

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Penny Struebig April 28, 2015 - 10:14 am

I remember when boxing used to by such a big deal. I think it’s making a comeback. Several people I know are excited for this on!

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Franc Ramon April 28, 2015 - 10:30 am

Team Pacman here though Mayweather may be a favorite here because of his size. I’m sure Pacquiao will use his speed and punching power to win.

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Kim April 28, 2015 - 10:33 am

i hope your man wins. I keep seeing a lot of ads for this fight!

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Tyra April 28, 2015 - 11:22 am

I do like Pacman’s story. I don’t know if he will win (because Floyd is remarkable) but I am glad this fight is finally happening!

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Vera Sweeney April 28, 2015 - 11:29 am

We have never followed boxing before!! We have friends who are very into boxing that are hyped for this match.

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Rebecca Swenor April 28, 2015 - 1:26 pm

Ali was my favorite boxer when I was a kid. I have not watched boxing for years and years. That was my dads biggest thing to watch. I remember it was so funny he would jump up hitting the air. I have heard of Mayweather but not Pacquiao. Thanks for sharing.

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Lisa from Life with Lisa April 28, 2015 - 9:03 pm

Being half Filipina of course I have to go with Manny Pacquiao! I’m not a boxing fan though so I don’t know much however, I know Mayweather is too big for his own self.

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Rosey April 28, 2015 - 9:45 pm

Hubby and a group of his friends at work have pulled together to pay for the pay per view and watch it on TV. He’s totally geeked about it too.

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Tom April 29, 2015 - 3:34 am

This is an epic fight and we are only about 5 days away. I will be rooting for Manny as well. I feel he is the underdog and it is always fun to root for the underdog.

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Travis April 29, 2015 - 8:19 am

I can’t wait to see this fight! This will be the closest we will get to something like Frazier v. Ali in our lifetime. Hoping Manny comes out with a W!

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Sharon Wong April 29, 2015 - 9:31 am

I have never watched boxing before, except for one time when I was over at a family friends house, but I will be rooting for your choice. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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Jennborn2impress April 29, 2015 - 8:58 pm

There is a lot of ads about the fight and it looks like this is going to be a good match!
I will be rooting for Pacquiao:)

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