I am not an avid boxing fan but I do know that there was a big fight this past weekend between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito. I decided to blog about it not to talk aboutof any highlights but about pride. It is always great to see someone from your family's homeland make a name for themselves here in the United States. As we've discussed in lecture so many times, being famous in your own country is a lot easier than becoming famous here in the United States. We all know how many talented people go unnoticed because of the number of people trying to make it in the same industry. I'm not saying breaking out through sports is easier because I'm sure patience is a key characteristic to have whether you're trying to "make it" as a singer, dancer, boxer, actress, politician, etc. But it is great to see that minorities are definitely in demand!
For Pacquiao and Margarito, I'm sure it brings so much pride to the Philippines and Mexico to know that one of their own has made it onto HBO -- a premier channel that not everyone who has a television can watch. Having your fight show on HBO requires a price ($54.95 for HD quality) can pretty much be a big deal for fighters who have been training for years to make it on any television. I know that there was a winner decided for this fight but I really want to commend both Pacquiao and Margarito for pursuing their dreams and making so many people proud! =)