Hey well yesterday I watched the fight live at resto-bar in Nuvali.
I was surrounded by 100's of Philippino's who where happily drinking down the San-Mig-Light brews!
The tradition is, that when "the people" believe that Pac-Man has won the round.
EVERYBODY claps and cheers at the end of the round.
But when they believe he did not win the round, SILENCE!
And there was a lot of awkward silent moments...
Its clear that Manny's fights have a MAJOR impact on all Philippino's!
The atmosphere was very tense in the 2nd half of the fight and the people got emotional.
I was fearing that if he lost the fight, that there might be some riots!
Just like earlier this year when the Vancouver Canucks lost game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
What I saw in the fight, is that Manny's best rounds, where better than Marquez's best rounds.
Manny but in a superior effort in the 2nd half.
Versus Marquez who was much more PRECISE with his counter punching - what he did most of the fight.
Judging by his last 2 fights.
Manny is on a slippery slope now...
Which might be instigated by NON boxing factors...
In my opinion.
Manny should go "all in" and gambit to fight Mayweather NEXT.
To put an end any speculations before retiring.
Or simply retire now, since hes got PLENTY of non boxing opportunities to explore!
Like singing <--- okay this one is a joke