Saturday, December 6

De La Hoya - Pacquaio "Dream Match": A Day The Philippines Shall Stood Still

December 6, 2008 will marked the day when two of the greatest fighters shall face off each other. I am talking about the Philippines' Manny Pacquaio and Mexico's Oscar De La Hoya's "Dream Match".

pacquiao de la hoya poster


I am not a big boxing aficionado but everytime a big celebrity or a "local icon" plays or fights for a world or any major international title it made me stop and watch it for a while to show my support or maybe hope that we (the Filipinos) can actually make a difference. We had indeed made a difference and that is through sports icons such as Manny Pacquiao. Manny Pacquaio has been a pride to the Filipinos, Philippine boxing industry, and maybe to the world by bagging up various major boxing titles. What the fun part is that everytime that Manny Pacquaio has a world title match, the crime rate in the Philippines drastically goes down.. well, it is nothing to be fund off but it is just amusing that almost every Filipino is interested in finding out whether Philippines' "People's Champ" will succeed or not.

Mexico and various boxing aficionados from all over the world has also shown great support to the Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya in this match.

oscar de la hoya and manny pacquaio


And this is why the two countries (Mexico and the Philippines) would stood still in this boxing Dream Match between Manny Pacquaio and Oscar De La Hoya. So who is your bet?

You and I shall find out later...

For now I leave you with the special HBO Sports special feature, "De La Hoya Pacquiao 24/7":