Four days have already passed since Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya took center stage for the highly publicized and now potential fight of the century, dubbed as the “Dream Match.”
But, talks and discussions across the globe are still scorching from airwaves to televisions and down to the internet.
Boxing web sites, in particular, continuously receive reactions, comments, and opinions from boxing fans whether it be positive or negative. The dream match indeed filches the hearts and souls of every boxing enthusiast.
The next generation of boxing will surely remember this fight and this will certainly be a basis of imminent commentators, analysts, critics, and boxers who will carry on the next chapter of boxing passed to them by the present boxing specialists.
For upcoming stars of boxing, the heart and spirit demonstrated by the Pacquiao in the ring against bigger opponents would serve as an inspiration, defying the odds despite of various obstacles that may come along the way for a victory.
Larry Merchant will definitely get a huge credit for igniting the possibilities of the “Dream Match,” which indeed came true. Pacquiao will be remembered as the “best boxer of all time,” joining Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, and Joe Louis.
Pacquiao, a national pride of the Philippines, proved to the world that there is a fighter who surfaced from a third world country, and has dominated world class fighters from elite countries.