The Best Pound For Pound…Is Filipino Muthaf*$ka!

06.30.08 9 years ago 31 Comments

Words By Jason Hortillas

Last Saturday in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao effortlessly grabbed the Lightweight title from a thrashed David Diaz with a 9th round KO. “Pac-Man” as Pacquiao is known by dominatiated the squared circle, becoming the first Asian fighter, moreover, Filipino to become champ in four different weight classes.

For the record, I’m Filipino.

As I watched packed in my momma’s house with my cousins all riled up and influenced by a little of the “sauce,” catch phrases from the flick, “The Goonies” sprang up, referencing David Diaz face. “Heyyy you Guys!” and “Rocky Road” became the cat cries of my cousins and I as we clapped voraciously. We acted like we were in Vegas live. When you rep a country that gets as much sports press as a mechanical bunny in a dog race, small beams of light such as Pacquiao become amplified. Dramatic prose aside, he in fact does represent a whole nation and people every time he puts his custom Nike boxing boots on the canvas.

So yes I will gloat like a teen bitch when receiving her first Louis Vuitton tote bag.

All those who rep the P.I. – stand the fuck up.

Pacquiao Wins Lightweight Belt By Flooring Diaz In 9th [ESPN]


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