A friendly suggestion, guys:
With Manny Pacquiao’s loss, let’s show to the world that we Filipinos know how to accept defeat.
I am one with our countrymen who find it hard to believe that Pacquiao had lost to Tim Bradley. But whether we like it or not, the match was a contest. And in a contest, it’s the judges who decide who wins.
Much to our regret, two of the three judges chose Bradley over Pacquiao.
Let’s not immediately claim it was a ‘fixed’ fight. Or something to that effect, until indisputable proof is produced by anyone involved in the match.
Anybody correct me if I’m wrong but when Pacquiao won over Marquez, the latter’s camp claimed he was the actual winner but overall, Marquez’s countrymen still accepted his loss.
It’s perfectly alright to express our grief. But in doing so, let’s not give anyone a reason to say something bad against us.
Until wrote this piece, Pacquiao has not aired any suspicions of fraud in the judging.
Flood the website of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) with your sentiments if you want to. Ask your friends and relatives to join you. Any and all protest action s are welcome..
But do it in total civility or professionalism. DON’T give anyone any bullet to shoot us.
Latest reports say both Pacquiao and Bradley are open to a rematch in November. That means Pacquiao can still do us proud.
It was a very honorable loss for Pacquiao, people.
The three judges had identical scores and the only difference was two of them went for Bradley. But Pacquiao and us Filipinos definitely have NOTHNG to be ashamed of. 30
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