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Ageless ring warrior Pacman

By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.

Pacquiao defies the age. Remember, after wresting the WBA welterweight throne from Argentine Lucas Mathysee July last year, Pacman successfully defended his title against a decade younger than him, American Adrien Boner, via unanimous decision. And he did it again against the durable and heavy handed Thurman, ten years his junior. “Life begins at 40,” as the axiom popularized by the late Elvis Presley. This proverb was proven by Pacquiao last Sunday establishing a record in the 147-pound class to be the first champ in the history of welterweight division at the age of 40. He did it with no prescient anticipation by boxing experts.

After the fight, his trainer Freddie Roach gave Pacman an unsolicited advice to think it firmly if he will still continue fighting or hang up his gloves before anything serious happens to him. Pacman’s head trainer Buboy Fernandez said his cumpadre Pacman can make the final decision. Pacman concluded after arriving here last Tuesday that he will still fight probably early next year.

Co-welterweight champions Errol Spence of International Boxing Federation (IBF), Shawn Porter of World Boxing Council (WBC), ex-champion Danny Garcia and even his former sparing mate Amir Khan are likely Pacman’s probable next opponent in February or March.
Let’s just wait and see.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). When He comes, He will tell us things. Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” JOHN 4: 25-26

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