Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao: Easily Every Geek’s Favorite Athlete

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To computer geeks, Pac-Man is known as the immensely popular and iconic arcade game developed by Namco during the 80’s. To boxing enthusiasts, Pac-Man is now synonymous with the world’s number one pound for pound fighter and perhaps the greatest boxer of all time.

In the Pac-Man video game, the lead character eats a bunch of dots and villains named Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde. In boxing, Pac-Man has conquered some of the legends like Morales, Barrera, Marquez, and De La Hoya.

The most recent win by Pac-Man came yesterday against the British brawler named Ricky “Hitman” Hatton. In two very exciting rounds, Pac-Man has virtually eaten Hitman alive winning by TKO.

Having seen the mega fight between Pacquiao and Hatton at a local cinema, I feel so proud being a Filipino. In this lifetime, I know I will never ever witness any boxer who can achieve what Pacquiao has. --But what amazes me most is his decency and humility despite his remarkable accomplishments.

With his latest stunning victory and with a bright future still ahead, Pac-Man “the boxer” will further be known in every corner of the world. Although computer geeks are not noted to be sports fans, this could change. --Because there exist an awesome athlete with a moniker that we are already familiar with.

Congratulations Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao. You are truly an inspiration.

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