a showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, the two best fighters of their time
Many have called the fight the Super Bowl of boxing, but the Super Bowl happens every year. Mayweather-Pacquiao might happen only once, so the eyes of the sports world will be on a 20-foot-by-20-foot boxing ring inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night (USA time)as they finally meet in the latest so-called "fight of the century."
This is a huge event here this Sunday morning May 3.
Pacquiao is a national hero here. He's also a well-respected Philippine citizen, senator, Christian. He has a heart for the poor and usually purchases rice and other items for many after each of his fights.
"I enjoy helping people -- the poor, orphans -- I cannot leave them hungry without helping them. I'm not materialistic," he
said. "The money's not mine. It's God's grace that's entrusted
The whole nation is riveted on watching this fight this Sunday morning.
Some movie theatres are showing the fight in their cinemas. Ben and Kurt have gone to watch the fight at a local cinema to join in the cultural experience. We celebrated church service Saturday evening to accomodate this.
The police anticipate a crime-free day. It's amazing how the whole nation slows for this fight.
see: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2015/05/02police-see-zero-crime-today-405457 for more info!
The electric company has asked people to turn off toasters, refrigerators, any unnecessary appliances during the fight so there will be no power outages!
for more info.
Pacquiao became a pro at 16 and fought 43 fights, almost all in the Philippines, before his first bout in the U.S. in 2001. His furious fighting style, an ability to knock out bigger men and his winning titles at various weight classes made him an international star.
Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-manny-pacquiao-20150427-story.html#page=1
It will be an interesting day here. If Pacquiao wins there may be a national holiday tomorrow!!!