Toned-down entertainment (UPDATED)

Pinoys around the world took a respite from politics as Pacquiao took world centre stage to defend his title.
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Pacquiao vs. Clottey fight (UPDATED)

Blogging Pacquiao vs. Clottey fight.

UPDATE: Well, it’s official this post has been my most popular post ever. So as not to burst your bubble that it’s just a photo of an episode in my livetweeting, I’m giving you a link to my thoughts on the fight.

Lessons learned from liveblogging

As some of you might have learned, I’ve liveblogged the Pacquiao-Cotto fight. It was fortunate that we recently subscribed to a cable provider and our issues with our internet connection were resolved prior to the scheduled fight. I was so excited because this was my first time blogging an event live. I was all ready–drinks, laptop, iPhone for the quick photos among others.
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Pacquiao proves he’s world class

Pacquiao did not waste any chance nor mocked around and showed the world that he is truly world class.

Manny Pacquiao knocked down reigning IBO and Ring Magazine light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton. Hatton claimed that he will be able to defeat the Filipino fighter with Oscar De La Hoya suggesting that it will be a one-sided fight for the British. Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, remained optimistic and gave a fearless forecast that Pacquiao will win.

While the fight wasn’t long enough to give ticket holders and pay-per-view viewers a reason to hold the breaths and be entertained enough, it was surely a good six minutes of boxing that will long be remembered and for Filipinos was just satisfying.

British media, however, were slow to pick-up on the news and described Pacquiao as brutal. Some British readers of BBC suggested that the win was expected as “Hatton is not the fighter he was” because his “age and lifestyle” deteriorated the best of his boxing skills. There were some suggestions that Pacquiao also had an unfair advantage during his non-title fight with Oscar De La Hoya.

Well, despite these suggestions Pacquiao is optimistic that he will continue fighting giving his “100%” in every fight.

Closer to home, the Logie Awards is the biggest news (aside from the Influenza A/H1N1 outbreaks) today. The Logie Awards is the TV industry awards here in Australia. More re the Logie Awards here.


Shark attack in WA

WA rescuers are searching for a man reportedly attacked by a shark.

A media report claimed that a man was swimming at Port Kennedy dog beach with his son when the former went missing and believed to have been attacked by a shark. Another media report said that witnesses claimed to have seen a violent activity in the sea and reported seeing ‘blood in the water.’ Police are still searching for any signs of the shark or remains of the man.

There have been 91 reported shark attacks in Western Australia, 14 of which were fatal. The last fatal attack in WA was reported on 2005 in Houtman Abrolhos Island. Australia is famous for its vast coastline that you can find any beach for any purposes, be it surfing, snorkeling or just plain swimming. However, it earned a bad reputation for threat of shark attacks for beach goers.

However, the Australian Shark Attack File argued that “the statistics do not support these contentions.” It explained that the cases of attacks are small compared to the number of tourists annually visiting Australia’s beaches. It claimed that “there have been only 60 human fatalities (1.2 per year) in Australian waters from shark attack.”

In the Philippines, there have been four shark attacks reported last month, one of which was fatal.