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Holyfield meets Manny Pacquiao. How’s Evander’s ear Bon-Bon?

Holyfield meets Manny Pacquiao

Rep. Manny Pacquiao and Vice Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (2nd from left) meet former heavyweight boxing champion and Global Village Champions Foundation (GVCF) ambassador Evander Holyfield (right) together with Yank Barry (left), founder and CEO of GVCF, at the municipal mayor’s office Thursday, February 14. Holyfield’s group arrived in Mindanao for humanitarian efforts in typhoon-affected areas and to meet and coordinate with Pacquiao who is also a member of GVCF. For more news and updates, please visit the Province of Sarangani (Bon-Bon Quiño/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)


Pardon my absence to talk about the resounding victory of the Filipino Flash, Nonito Donaire over Jorge Arce via a third-round knockout to retain his WBO super bantamweight crown.

After Manny Pacquiao’s shocking loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, the wounds of the defeat has rubbed on this corner leading to forget that another pride and joy of Gen.Santos City has a scheduled fight few days after that fateful December the 8th.

By the 15th of December, Nonito scored his 20th knockout and such win, in a way, made up for Manny’s setback and brought happiness to residents of Gen.Santos City and the rest of the Philippines.

While there are talks that Manny’s wife and mother wanted him to retire, Nonito has still a long, long way to go.

And I hope he will be earning like Manny because boxing is such a risky profession and the possibility of early retirement is just looming in the air.

Are you in favor of a Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez Part 5?

Not Manny’s night

Seeing the Filipino People’s Champion shed tears during an interview by GMA TV was indeed heartbreaking.

That after 94 million Filipinos were shocked to see their champion sent to dreamland by his Mexican opponent.

It was unexpected specially for the millions of fans in the Philippines where he is an inspiration specially to the poorest of the poor.

But that’s the life of a boxer, Manny Pacquiao said. You win and you lose.

Manny would always want to win because a sweet (or bloody) victory will surely bring joy to his countrymen specially to those that were just hit by super typhoon Pablo.

He does not want to disappoint his family and his fans, however, the 8th of December was simply not the shining night for the 8-division champion.

But life must go on for Manny and his countrymen.

Sarangans watch free live telecast of Pacquiao-Marquez fight

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 13, 2011) - Constituents of Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao enjoy the free live telecast provided by the Congressional office of the province at the provincial Capitol gymnasium during the Pacquiao-Marquez III fight in Las Vegas Sunday, November 13. Pacquiao won via a majority decision over Juan Manuel Marquez. (Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Idol Al writes another masterpiece



Sonsona soon to recapture his lost throne

YOU stop fighting for 18 months.

You bum around.

You treat your life like a rag.

You listen to no one, not even to your heart.

Your past was nothing.

The present is meaningless.

The future means nothing.

You are in limbo:  Floating.

You could even be in purgatory:  Struggling with your self.

Hell is close by:  Nothing good coming out from your lips.

Then, seemingly in a snap, you wake up.

Ah, what’s happening?

In a flash, the past comes back.

Man, I was a former world champ.  The globe was in my fingertips.

Why did I lose my throne?

I made a mess of myself.

I let success consume my ego.

I broke all the rules.

Ah, the good life.

Didn’t know when to stop; took the fast lane without regard for those toeing the safe side.

People close to me, who cared for me, stuck by me—I dropped them all like hot tongs.

Segue to the present:  I am nothing.

My friends are gone.

I am worst than an orphan:  Not even one shoulder left to cry on.

My fault:  Everything I had, I threw them all in one fell swoop.

Crazy me; I am Paul McCartney’s fool on the hill.

The only significant thing left in me is the shirt in my back.

Oh, wait, there’s one more:  My name.

So, what’s my name again?

Marvin Sonsona.

They used to call me Marvelous Marvin.

May I be called that again?

Of course!

You are only 21 years old.

Dump that road to perdition; retrace that road to redemption.

For one so talented, the comeback trail beckons.

For one oozing with skills, vengeance isn’t far-fetched even.

And so, because comebacks are not for sissies, the machos take the lead; easily, they can hit the beaten path.  Again.

Train Sonsona decides.

Back to the salt mines.

Nice to know there were those who kept the faith.

But at the end of the day, it’d be your faith that matters the most.

All right, Sonsona remounts the ring.

He wins—almost easily.

Knocking down Carlos Jacobo of Mexico in the eighth on Saturday, Sonsona proceeds to win by a unanimous decision.

When you are good, you are good.

Sonsona is the most natural boxer to come along in years.

It’s not soon when Sonsona recaptures his throne. It’d be ASAP.

And that’s saying it mildly.