FLOYD THUMPS MANNY
‘Mayweather ruled the fight, Pacquiao won our hearts’
By: Elyrose S. Naorbe
FLOYD Mayweather Jr. may have earned the judges' nods but Manny Pacquiao won the respect and hearts of everyone else.
This was the common reaction on the streets and the online world after Mayweather’s unanimous victory over Pacquiao in their “Fight of the Century” at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, USA Sunday (PHL time).
Mayweather got all three ringside judges to his side – two jurors scored the fight 116-112, while another judged it 118-110.
With his 48th straight win, Mayweather retained the WBC and the WBA welterweight championships, while also annexing Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title. It also cemented his claim as the best ever, pound-for-pound king in the boxing world.
Pacquiao tried to show that he still has the old fire and aggression but it was not enough to break the defensive (and evasive) stance of Mayweather.
Hugs, mafia blamed for Pacman’s loss
By: Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City – Mayor Monico Puentevella said the so-called “Vegas mafia” was behind the disappointing loss of People’s Champ Manny Pacquaio to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last Sunday.
Others made fun of Mayweather’s propensity to hug the Filipino champion when trapped in the corner.
“Horrible. The world must insist on a rematch. I think Mayweather came here as a ballroom dancer again. We know he’s a good dancer,” Puentevella said in a text message to The Daily Guardian.
Puentevella, who was also in Las Vegas to watch the much ballyhooed Fight of the Century, said he is still proud of Pacquiao.
Rep. Alfredo Benitez (3rd district, Negros Occidental) described the match as “a hit and run fight”.
Two more APEC meetings in Iloilo
By: Louine Hope Conserva
ILOILO CITY is eyed to host two more Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings this year.
Junel Ann Divinagracia, executive director of the APEC Iloilo Organizing Committee, said they have confirmed that the city will host the Senior Disaster Management Officials Forum (SDMOF) on September 22-23.
“It will be hosted by the Office of Civil Defense and is scheduled on September 22-23. Expected delegates are about 300,” said Divinagracia.
Divinagracia said Ambassador Angie Sta. Catalina, APEC-NOC deputy director general, confirmed the assignment of the SDMOF meeting to Iloilo when they met in Bacolod City.
Iloilo City is a recipient of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the community-based adaptation and resilience against disasters (CBARAD) project of the CITYNET Yokohama Project Office.