Where does Pacquiao draw his strength?

“Who are you? You’re unbelievable! You’re too fast. Are you human?”

These words came from David Diaz, spoken a few hours after Manny Pacquiao had shamed Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Diaz, who was knocked out by Manny in the eighth round of their title fight last June, called to congratulate the man who had wrested the WBC lightweight crown from him.

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I don’t know if Diaz got a satisfactory answer to his questions, but a middle-aged man, reputed to be an expert on amulets and talismans, among many other things, offered an interesting theory.

I met this strange man two nights ago during a neighborhood klatch.

“Pacquiao has in his possession a most powerful amulet,” said the strange man from Cavite. “Otherwise, how can anyone explain his extraordinary strength and stamina? Except for his most avid fans, nobody believed Manny could beat De La Hoya in such a lopsided fashion. Not the experts, not the media.” [Continue Reading...]

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