I watched the game via live streaming and at the same time peeked at live blog update from Yahoo's blow by blow updates of the 4th fight between Manny Pacquaio and Juan Marquez yesterday. At 6th round while I was thinking Manny would win, Juan Marquez with his right power punch, knocked Pacquiao down. The medical team rushed inside the ring to see if Pacquiao was okay. I was thinking at the fifth round that it was Marquez who would use spirometry to check if he's still okay when Pacquiao blew a powerful punched that threw away his mouthpiece out from his mouth.
The nation was left in shock and who wouldn't? It was a game predicted in the early rounds for Manny that showed the real aggressive boxer inside the ring. Marquez was bleeding and hardly breath with his nose. Boxing analysts said that Manny was over confident and opened himself to Marquez who was patiently waiting for a chance, ready to throw away that powerful punch in the last few seconds of 6th round.
Marquez won and he proved what he really wanted to happen in this game but no matter what, we still love our champ, Manny Pacquiao. He congratulated Marquez at once and accepted the defeat. That shows a true sportsmanship! He said that it's part of the game, we cannot always win the battle, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. We still love you Manny Pacquiao! Nothing change with how the nation look up on you. You are an epitome of a true Filipino. You get knocked down. And that's part of the game, being hit by the opponent. When someone falls on the ground, it is just right to just shake off the dust and stand up. That's what Manny did, he was wounded yet he stood up and smile. That's life, move on. You showed your best and you will be forever our hero, Pacquiao!