UPDATE (December 7, 2008) Youtube Video of Manny Pacquiao versus Golden Boy Oscar de la Hoya
I did not watch the Pacquaio-Diaz fight. I couldn’t bear to watch either one get hurt. In fact, I’ve never watched a single boxing match in full. I cringe every time a jab is aimed at either one of the boxers. For me a boxing fight is like watching a horror show. You know the kind where I cover my eyes fearing a bloody mess will unfold before me.
That didn’t deter me from being updated through the blow-by-blow accounts of the Plurkers. I caught Manny Pacquiao on TV news just a few minutes ago, trying to tug on Diaz as he lay sprawled on the floor. Being ignorant on boxing rules, was he trying to lift him so he could fight some more or was he concerned that Diaz fell to the ground? So I searched for the fight in youtube hoping someone got to record it.
I found this youtube video of Pacman-Diaz: ROUND 9 Pacquiao’s POWER UNLEASHED KO’s Diaz
I can only take portions of the fight and watching it in youtube didn’t look as intimidating as watching it on TV.
I know this is just a sport and I should be proud that our Philippine boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao made history, knocking out WBC lightweight champion David Diaz and to become the first Asian to hold four different titles at different weights and the first Filipino to hold the crown.
Congratulations Manny Pacquiao. One thing I noticed from you is that you praised God for your victory. You also made your mom so proud that she fainted. She must have been overwhelmed with joy. Any mother would be proud of their child’s accomplishment whether big or small.
My hubby writes more on the fight on Manny Pacquiao Knocks Out Diaz in 9th to Win Championship
If you missed watching the fight on TV, here are more Youtube Videos of the Manny Pacquiao-David Diaz fight.