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May 3, 2009 (May 2 in Las Vegas), the most anticipated match between Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs Ricky "Hitman" Hatton. Both ends of the world meet with this very important match that could make or break each of their own career! Who would win? who's the man of the hour? who's gonna be the best pound-for-pound champion of the world? Will it be the English guy who's defending his current title or the Filipino pride who's boxing to unite the whole Filipino people from all walks of life.
The verdict - its the new generation hero of the Philippines that wrapped the belt on and raised the Philippine flag up high!
This is one of the best time that I'm proud to say, "I'm a Filipino, I'm proud to be One!"
During this event, together with my folks, we've decided to watch it in a low-profile restaurant near our hood. They are offering a FREE watch of the fight provided you have to order any food. Good food, 32 inch flat screen and lots of Manny Pacquiao's spectators waiting how will pacman outclass the English guy. The ambiance is basically enough for us to experience this thrilling match that our "Pambansang Kamao" has to offer.
During the undercard, we've ordered calamari, lumpiang shanghai, sizzling chicken and green mango with "bagoong". We ate it as if we just finished sparring like pacman. After getting busy with the food from Don Roberts, we ended up getting 1 bucket of San Mig Light to add-up some spice. Php 800 bucks for the 6 of us is not bad for a pay-per-view fight with our choice of food.
During the first 2 knock-outs in the first round, I was really surprised that my beer is just half-done. The match is not how I expected it to happen. 2, 3 or even 4 bottles will do before seeing my hero to knock the hell out of Hatton. I was really stunned. On the second round, last drop of my bottle was when "the smiling assassin" delivered his most patented left hook in the jaw of his latest victim.
Crowd Roars like there's no tomorrow
Crowd claps like cymbals
"Wuhooooo! Manny! Manny! Manny!"
Manny captured the IBO Light-Welterweight Championship belt!
Several critics are in place, several fans are there to cheer. Come and think of it, this is just a little place to watch the fight. Imagine the electricity watching in a much bigger place like the movie house, sports coliseum and of course - MGM Grand!
Nevertheless, watching Manny fight will definitely an event that this generation shouldn't missed to watch. This is the time when Filipino puts pride in their roots by cheering one of the most loved personality that our country has to offer.
Congratulations Manny Pacquiao!
For information about the restaurant:
Address: Along Rosario Complex going to Southwoods
Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton
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