Monday, May 2, 2011

Manny Pacquaio - The BIG ticket to the Philippines

Everybody is talking about the upcoming Megafight of Boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao and boxing legend Sugar Shane Mosley this coming May 8, 2011 (Philippine Time). For those of us Pinoys who are craving to see this fight happen, have we ever stopped to wonder what makes Manny Pacquiao and boxing a spectacle to watch?

Manny Pacquiao. Boxing legend, superstar, hero. His electrifying boxing style, charisma and achievements in and out of the boxing ring have made him into an international superstar.

Some of his great boxing achievements include being the first Asian boxer to win more than 5 world titles in as many weight divisions AND the first and only boxer in the world to win 8 world title divisions in as many weight classes.

His other achievements are...

1) He was given the recognition as fighter of the decade 2000-2009 by some of the most prestigious boxing associations like the Boxing Writers Association of America.

2) He was given the title Athlete of the Decade 2000-2009 by the Philippine Sportswriters Association.

3) He is the current number 1 Pound-for-Pound King according to Ring Magazine.

4) He was one of those given the title Personality of The Year by TIME Magazine for 2009.

5) he is considered as one of the most influential athletes and one of the most influential personalities in the world.

All his accomplishments came from his hardwork, perseverance and determination as a boxer to improve his way of life. Poverty, from the moment he started as a professional boxer, did not stop him from achieving all that he is today.

And even with all these achievements in mind, Manny Pacquiao was able to do more for the sport of boxing. Boxing is known to be a brutal sport, where the main objective is to knockout the opponent with fists trained to give lethal damage causing cuts, bruising, bleeding and sometimes bone fractures and even death.

While Manny has the skill and the strength to overcome his opponents by a significant margin, he always considered their welfare. His care for his opponents showed when he refused to knock down Antonio Margarito in his previous fight, or at times, after a knockout, he tries to help his opponent get up the canvas. In his way, Manny Pacquiao was able to humanize the sport of boxing.

"Boxing is NOT about killing each other, but about entertainment."
- quoted from Manny Pacquaio

Manny is the BIG ticket to the Philippines, a man representing the nation and a window to the beauty of our culture. He showcases to the world what being Pinoy is all about - that the Pinoy is world-class, and that we can be the best of what we can be. At the same time, he also shows the world through his actions in the ring that the Pinoy has a lot of positive values we can be proud of like determination, patience, discipline, respect for others and most of all, compassion.

Now, for those of us Pinoy boxing fans who want to watch Pacquiao and Mosley square it out live, we need not go half way around the world to enjoy the show. We can still watch them here, in the comfort of our own homes.

And the best way to watch the Pacquio-Mosley fight is through PLDT myDSL Watchpad.

With a service of PLDT myDSL Watchpad called The Big Ticket, we will be able to watch Manny Pacquiao live on the internet with faster connections and streaming, making the fight more enjoyable. It's as if we just bought a REAL ticket for the Pacquaio-Mosley Megafight in Las Vegas.

AND The cool thing about The Big Ticket is that if you subscribe now until May 5, you will be able to watch the Pacquiao-Mosley fight FOR FREE!!!

To avail of this promo, you must have the following...

1) You are a subscriber of PLDT myDSL.
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3) Subscribe to The Big Ticket - just add 150 per month conveniently charged to your landline bill.

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