Manny Paquiao has probably upped his likability with his countrymen to the point they’ll probably make him a saint or prophet. Because anytime someone says god spoke to them, then god spoke to them. And of course, to say, “I lost fair and square to my worthy opponent” would be a complete dishonor according to Pinoy Pride behavior.
Rather than lose with integrity intact, he’s now claiming to have been told by god that he is to lose the fight. While god foresakes millions of his people suffer in poverty and starvation, this god is revealing shit about a boxing match to him. And that’s the wonderful thing about religion. You never have to be responsible for your behavior or what you say. Not that Filipinos even know the first thing about being responsible with or without a god.
I would think that instead of talking about who will win or lose a game of punching each other in the head, god would be telling him to serve his people better by showing up once in a while to represent them in congress. But no. God speaks to him about who will win a famous slug fest.
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In the several months after his megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao continues to say questionable, and at times bizzarre things. This quote, however, may take the cake. Pacquiao now claims that he knew he would lose to Floyd Mayweather one month before the fight. And not because of his injury.
In an interview on a Filipino television show Wednesday morning, Pacquiao revealed that he already knew that he would yield to the unbeaten American boxer in “controversial fashion.”
“I dreamt that I lost the decision. The decision was unclear. There was a problem,” Pacquiao said.
“I smiled because I already saw what would happen even before…It was already shown me. So I am still blessed because the Lord informed that this would happen.”
Pacquiao further hinted that he had expected to lose because God “had revealed” to him what would happen.
Do what you want with these statements, but Pacquiao is increasingly sounding like someone who is ready to walk away from the sport.