I agreed when someone online said that Pacman’s fight is getting boring.
I also agreed when someone I knew opposed the aforementioned statement, saying that Pacman’s fight doesn’t get boring, he just gets tougher and stronger opponents.
I believe that both the statements above is true, that the fight is boring and that Pacman indeed faced a stronger opponent in the name of Joshua Clottey.
During the game, the sports announcers compared boxing to basketball saying something like this: defense will take you nowhere because it is only in shooting that gives you more points.
In the Pacman-Clottey bout today, it is obvious that Clottey is indeed a strong fighter but he did not used his strength in defeating this seven time world boxing title holder. *I am not saying that I am against Pacman because I am also a Filipino. I am happy that he won, it’s just that, the happiness is not that contagious compared to every other bout Pacman’s got into because the opponent fought with all his might and not only with his arms*
I watched the bout while I’m on my dentist today. We are talking about his friend’s opinion regarding the fight. His friend told him “if you get to watch the fight, you will see that Clottey has a big chance of winning and I think he’s got paid for letting himself loose the fight.”
And suddenly, I started to feel the urge of believing what my dentist’s friend told him. What other reason would be? Clottey’s afraid of recieving the famous strong punches of Pacman? Clottey’s afraid of getting knocked down by Pacman? It can be. After all, the decision on which reason to believe in still lies on the person viewing this.
A boxing game is not exciting if there’s only one person throwing his punches. The climax of the game arrives when the two parties throw their punches on each other, and the viewer expects or predicts what happens next.
A strong man is stronger if he gets to defend himself more than the shields he can offer. A strong man is able to learn how to move his way out to defeat his opponent. A strong man fights one-on-one, especially on boxing, because it is the nature of the game.
What’s the sense of being strong if you can’t use it? if you can’t show it? if you can’t prove it?
This game made me more interested with sports now.
Disclaimer: All of the contents of this blog are pure ideas and analysis only. No hard facts. Just pure analysis of a twenty-year-old human specie.