Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thank God For Manny

[Photo credit: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill]

Until Manny Pacquiao's 12-round demolition of Miguel Cotto earlier today, this weekend had not been kind to Filipino fighters.

Yesterday, boxers Mark Melligen and Federico Catubay both lost by decision to Mexican opponents in Las Vegas. Z "The Dream" Gorres, the only Filipino on the card to prevail, collapsed in the ring soon after being announced the winner and fell into a coma.

And then a few hours ago, Filipino-American mixed martial artist Brandon "The Truth" Vera lost to Randy "The Natural" Couture at UFC 105 in Manchester, England.

So yeah, thank God for Manny.

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