Today, world-class champion Manuel “Pacman” Pacquiao notched his nth win in his professional boxing career, easily edging out Shane Mosley in points. Millions of Filipinos and other Pacman fans across the globe are celebrating, as usual.
I sense an undertone of disappointment, however, with many boxing aficionados saying that his victory over Mosley was one of Pacquiao’s “most boring fights” in recent memory. In my case, there was no time wasted, no disappointment. That’s because I didn’t watch it at all, knowing I’d just get bored. But mine is a radically different reason: Boxing in general bores me. Continue reading “Pacman’s art”