Dangerous David Diaz “The Lion Hearted”

After the Pacquiao vs. Diaz fight that also knocked down our servers(34 times), so much praise is being directed towards Manny Pacquiao. As for his opponent, people previously had a handful of not so nice things about him. But yesterday, they realized the stuff that makes the man and changed their minds. They now know that the man eats steel bars for breakfast.

Some previously said that his climb to the top was never with any serious challenge. They added that he badly needs to fight a proven boxer to be able earn his stripes. But after seeing (yesterday) what kind of heart this guy has, they realized that he is far from being second rate. They may hit him with more than enough to kill a bull, but this man will keep on coming and tear them down when they have become weary.

David Diaz was molded to become one of the world’s finest athletes. Starting as an amateur, he won several boxing titles and was selected to represent the United States in the Olympic games. The discipline learned in the Olympic team made him what he is now. Even when enemy bombardments were accurate and heavy, he never backs down. In one of our particles prior to the match, we observed that when in combat, there is only one direction that he takes- forward. That precisely is what he did yesterday. He gallantly advanced , absorbed all blows and never yielded any ground until it was pulled from his feet. It was observed that the blows he got was enough to kill a stallion.

As a true warrior, he never engaged in trash talk. He began this campaign with praises for the opponent during press conferences. He also ended it with the same- nice words for Pacquiao and a humble admission of defeat. That is the kind of sportsman that kids should see on Television. Most of the others should be exiled to the pay per view adult channels.

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With tens of thousands of rebels and soldiers, cops and robbers, businessmen and executives, unemployed, gainfully employed, underemployed and over employed setting aside their differences to enjoy Manny Pacquiao's matches, it's proper that this humble site devote pages to what is currently the most popular Filipino sport.

Starting with the this era's most popular boxer in the world, World super featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao will be fighting in a higher weight division and challenging WBC World Lightweight champion David Diaz on June 28 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach claims that Diaz is a dangerous opponent and his 34-1, with 17 TKO's seems to prove it. Some Filipino analysts on the other hand, think that Diaz is an easier pick compared to Marquez.

In my opinion, Manny Pacquiao is moving into dangerous grounds. He started his professional career (1995) in the 106 lbs category (light flyweight) and moved to 112 lbs (flyweight), 122 lbs. (super bantamweight), 126 (featherweight) and currently, super featherweight at 130 lbs. His move to 135 (lightweight) means that he will probably be fighting taller and naturally bigger opponents. That means longer reach, heavier punches and most importantly, higher absorption capacity of his punches.

Manny Pacquio captured the world's attention with his fast and strong punches. At the lower categories, where the opponents are smaller, their bodies' natural padding was no match for his punches. But as Pacquiao keeps on getting heavier, the new opponents should be able to take heavier hits and dish out stronger punches of their own. Maybe, Pacquiao can take their punches as easily as he took Barrera and Marquez' blows. Maybe, Pacquio's punches will still be too much for the new jaws that will receive it. Whatever it will be, we still do not know. This fight should be interesting to watch.

In other Boxing weight divisions (categories), the spectacular IBF world flyweight champion Nonito Donaire is hoping that he will get another match soon. He is in top shape but no high prize match has yet been finalized.

WBO bantamweight champion Gerry Penalosa, who's considered to be a perfect technical fighter will get the fight of his dreams as WBO Super bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon agreed to a second bout. Penalosa narrowly lost to Ponce de Leon during their first bout with some analysts saying that the match should have been decided in Gerry's favor. The next match is expected to become a crowd drawer and high prized and should be good for Penalosa who at 35 is being seen as close to retirement.

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