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Monday, September 8, 2008

Who is Asia's Greatest Athlete?


With all due respect to Yao Ming and Chien-Ming Wang, I'd have to say Asia's greatest athlete is Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, AKA Pac Man.

Some Facts
  • ranked the number one pound for pound fighter in the world by Ring Magazine
  • has won 4 major world titles
  • started fighting at 106 pounds (at age 16); next fight will be at a limit of 147 pounds
I realize boxing is not popular in Taiwan, but I think it is a shame that Manny is overshadowed by good Asian athletes from other sports. None of these other athletes dominate their sports like Pac Man does. If he manages to beat Oscar De La Hoyha on on December 6th, he will certainly be considered one of the greats.



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