Pacquiao still inspires Palaro athletes despite loss to Mayweather
TAGUM CITY, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao may have lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr in what was tagged as the fight of the century, however, the "Pambansang Kamao" remained an inspiration to the athletes seeing action in the 2015 Palarong Pambansa.
For Soccsksargen chess athlete Sumail Fernandez Secak III, Pacquiao really lost the fight because Mayweather had a very good defense. However, he will continue to root for Pacquiao because he is his "kabayan".
The young chess player added, "hindi lalaki si Mayweather dahil takbo siya ng takbo."
(Mayweather is not a man because he keeps running around.)
As for Marlyn Godoy of Region 4A or Calabarzon, Pacquiao will continue to inspire her because he had given his best in the match.
Pacquiao's humility in accepting his defeat is what Mary Joy Loberanis of Central Visayas appreciates about the Pambansang Kamao.
"He still inspired me because he did not even display anger towards his opponent," Loberanis said.
For Jacob Morales, a badminton player for Central Luzon, Pacquiao is a Filipino thus he will always be inspired by him whether win or lose.
Another badminton player from CVIRAA, Alfred Alejandro Armamento, Pacquiao continues to inspire him because he did not give up, he tried his best to win but the decision had come from the judges.
Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario als had something to say about the outcome of the fight.
Most of the games were suspended to allow the athletes and tournament officials to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.
The Davao del Norte province had put up several big screens which broadcasted the fight in the playing venues of the national meet.
Television sets were also set up in some of the billeting areas to give athletes, who had no games at that time, a chance to also watch the boxing match. – Rappler.com