Sunday, March 20, 2005

The fall of a fighter
Manny Pacquiao loses to Morales, the LA Times reports, but:

Pacquiao hadn't come halfway around the world to quit. His legions of flag-waving countrymen hadn't made the journey to go home early.

So even though he had fallen behind early on all three judges' scorecards, even though a punch, or perhaps the head butt that preceded it, had split his right eyebrow earlier in that fifth round, even though Morales, a notoriously slow starter, had set a furious pace and employed an aggressive style, Pacquiao fought on.

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