Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Manny Pacquiao - The Man of Destiny (A Lesson In Humility)

The Dream Match - The Best Pound For Pound Boxer vs The Pay Per View King and Record Holder

Again, it's the Philippines vs Mexico (and USA)

The Epitome of A Compleat Boxer in Earnest Training
With Legendary Trainer- Freddy Roach

Manny Pacquiao - The Filipino Whose Heart Beats With Love
For His Country and His Countrymen

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao (born December 17, 1978), known simply as Manny Pacquiao, is a Filipino musician, actor, host and professional boxer. He was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Mindanao and resides in his hometown of Gen. Santos City, Philippines. He is currently the WBC Lightweight champion. He was also the former WBC Super Featherweight champion, Ring Magazine's super featherweight and featherweight champion, world champion at IBF Superbantamweight, and WBC Flyweight divisions. Manny is the first Filipino and Asian boxer to win four world titles in different weight divisions. He took over as the Ring Magazine pound for pound number one ranked boxer in the world on June 9, 2008 after Floyd Mayweather, Jr. announced his retirement from boxing. Pacquiao is scheduled to face Oscar de la Hoya on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Manny Pacquiao is a lesson in humility. He never forgets about his humble beginnings and shares with his countrymen the blessings that the Lord has so graciously showered on him. He is also very religious, donning a rosary on his neck in every fight and kneels down and prays before every fight. He is courageous beyond compare and has a shark's instinct in going for the kill. As merciless as he is atop the ring, he is a gentle and kind person away from it, offering words of comfort and encouragement to those he had vanquished. That is the reason why all his opponents whom he has defeated have only kind words for him.

Manny Pacquiao is a modern day phenomena in the Philippines, a heaven sent rain to this spiritually drought stricken country. He galvanizes the entire nation during his fights- from the President of the country down to the least street cobbler and the indefatigable peasant at his farm. The world is at a standstill in the Philippines whenever Manny Pacquiao fights and a cascading multitude of prayers bombard heaven's gates from the hopeful Filipino nation.

Manny Pacquiao- the man of destiny because of his abject humility and his open declaration of God's glory.

Tags: Manny Pacquiao, Best Pound For Pound Boxer in The World, WBC Lightweight Champion of The World, Champion at Four Different Weight Classes,
People's Champion, Idol of The Filipino Nation, Philippines, Gen. Santos, Oscar de la Hoya, Pay Per View King, Pay Per View Recordholder, The Dream Match, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, Fight of The Decade

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Aisha said...

I hope he will win! I am so excited to see this fight!

heiresschild said...

hi Mel, what a beautiful post about your fellow countryman. i must admit though, i never can understand how people can get into a ring and pound each other, especially when they're Christians. i've always wondered how they pray about winning the fight. just thought i'd mention that because we've had boxers here who are Christians and they pray before each fight also, but i've wondered the same thing about them.

hope all is well with you and your family. tell Princess Heidi i said hi.

peace & blessings.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Aisha,
I know all Filipinos are praying that he wins and bring honor and glory to his country. Let just hope and pray that God will answer our prayers. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sylvia,
Prizefighting has been an honorable sport, although boxers are liable to get hurt. They may pound each other in the ring but after the fight they embrace each other and become the best of friends. It is still a spectators sports loved by millions all over the world. We're all fine but I could not seem to access the blog of Heidi. I could go there but I could not post because blogger does not accept the username and password. Oh well, I will probably update her blog sometime in the future. Thanks for your visit and warm comments. God bless you always.

tin-tin said...

sorry. not a fan

fingertalks said...

a man of honor...faithful to God and humble, indeed, despite his many blessings...

what an inspiring post, bro. mel! thanks for sharing!

have a nice day, my friend.

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

I hope he will win! I am so excited to see this fight!

my prayers are there

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tintin,
Thanks anyway for your visit and comments. Sports is not actually a girl's interest. God bless you always my friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Fingertalks,
Let's all pray that he wins and bring more honor to our country. He galvanize the entire nation like no other Filipino right now can ever do. Thanks for your visit and insightful comments. God bless you always my friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Pretti,
I sure appreciate your visit here. Happy Anniversary to your Dubi(?) club. I hope it will last forever. I hope you have a great married life now. I will visit your blog pretty soon. Thanks again and God bless.

GAGAY said...

well, haha, am not a fan of manny pacquiao!whew! though i appreciate his skill!

anyway, i dropped Ecard and I wanna share also something about ur zodiac sign at

GAGAY said...

well, haha, am not a fan of manny pacquiao!whew! though i appreciate his skill!

anyway, i dropped Ecard and I wanna share also something about ur zodiac sign at

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gagay,
Yes, I will go over to your blog to read all about it. Thanks for your visit and comments my young friend. God bless you always.

Rolly said...

Congrats to Pacman. Mayaman na naman siya. Hope to see him here in England for his fight with our Britain's best, Ricky Hatton.

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