Even the non-boxing fans like me are looking forward to it. Believe me when I say I am pretty excited about the Pacquiao-Mayweather Battle for Greatness. Well,after all those years of hype and drama, who isn't? What's not to be excited about?
I'm not a boxing fan nor a Manny Pacquiao fan, but I do respect him as an athlete for the honor he brings to our country. I really wouldn't mind spending a hefty amount just to watch this bout. Aside from posting morale-boosting and #GoManny statuses on Facebook, this is one way I can show my support and pride. And of course, I know how much Jan really wants to see this fight. I've been dragging him to activities I love to do not to mention things he's never done before, watching one of his favorite sports with him wouldn't hurt. :)
I have watched a few replays of Pacquiao fights on TV or even just tolerated the choppiness and low quality videos from live streaming sites before and that was it. This is the first time I am going to watch a big time sports game live on a big screen. And the best part is, I know nothing ever beats the feeling of being around people who are giving an all-out support for the team they are rooting for. It's almost the same as watching the game inside the arena.
I'm not getting my hopes up about the fight though. I mean, we'll never really know what will happen in the ring. And for the record, I am not a boxing fan so I really do not have an idea about their fighting style and there is no way I would know how to assess their skills which is probably a good thing because this wouldn't give me any doubts for Manny. But I do believe in him. Whatever the results will be, win or lose, he will have my respect and I will have the same pride.
I wish and pray Manny for the best. Sugod Manny! Laban mo ito, laban natin 'to.