On December 06, 2008, we will find out if David will again emerge victorious against Goliath in a match dubbed as “Dream Match” featuring Manny Pacquiao as David and Oscar dela Hoya as Goliath.
As many boxing analysts including non-hard core boxing fan saw this fight as a mismatch
and described it as another encounter between David and Goliath. Pacquiao is David while
dela Hoya is Goliath.
However, in the case with this two ring gladiators, there was transpose of situation where
this time catholic or non-catholic believed that it will be David who will fall on Goliath, not
unlike with the incident described in the Biblical context where David was the one who cut
off the head of Goliath and presented it to his King Saul.
Pacquiao, is the underdog based on the betting stats in Las Vegas making dela Hoya as the much favorite boxer to win the battle this coming Christmas season. Again, it reminds me the story of the young shepherd.
Israelites soldiers and King Saul laughed-off and belittled David of his capacity to kill the
Giant Goliath who sow terror and murdered hundreds of Israelites soldiers.
King Saul even mocked David and offered his finest armor for him to use for his battle against Goliath. But the young boy refused and uttered that he will use nothing but only a slingshot which he used to kill bears and lion to protect the flock of his father.
Now, if Pacquiao is the David come fight night then i foresee a repetition of the first encounter between David and Goliath, and who will be the fallen warrior? You guess, so easy to answer.
Lots of boxing aficionados belittle Pacquiao's capacity to upset the bigger, taller Golden Boy of HBO and PPV. Just like, the Israelites who laughed off David's aptitude to kill Goliath.
Pacquaio is known of his faith in God everytime he climbs the ring. Kneeling in the corner before he starts trading leathers with his opponent praying on God's guidance to protect him on the course of the fight that he and his opponent would not get hurt and end the bout safely.
Let us remember, that victory is not only measured with advantages but with skills, determination, perseverance, and strenght that come from GOD.
Come fight night, we will see if Pacquiao will emerge victorious against dela Hoya, which i dubbed it as "David VS. Goliath 11" the Dream Match! Let's get ready to Rumble!! (Noning R. Antonio)