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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pacquiao defines greatness

What makes a fighter great? In fact, what makes a person great? A great fighter takes on the best, and defeats them. A great person puts others before themselves. A great person gives back to his community, to his country. A great person saves lives, he touches lives, and he makes the world a better place. Manny Pacquiao is a great person. Yes we all know how great of a fighter he is, but more importantly is how great his character is.

When Floyd Mayweather Jr and friends decided to accuse Manny of taking steroids, this was a direct attack at the man's character. This is why Manny did not hesitate to hire a top gun attorney in order to save his good standing with his fans and to the people. It's still amazing that someone would stoop to a level as to where they would attack the character of a great person. What has Pacquiao ever done to deserve such treatment? One of my favorite scriptures in the Bible says, "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?"

A great person stay humble. A person who is envious and or jealous of another persons success resorts to hate in order to feel better. When a man works hard to stand at the top of the mountain, there are always those who are jealous that want to knock him down. Manny Pacquiao has been standing at the top of the mountain for awhile now,and as expected, there are those ready and willing to try and knock him off.

A great person stays humble. Manny Pacquiao does not speak badly about people. He keeps things positive, and he always puts God first. Most of us down here in Mississippi are Christians. Prayer and our faith in God is very important to us. This is something that Mississippi and Manny Pacquiao have in common. Pacquiao's faith is extremely important to him. He does not take his success for granted, he stays humble, and he always gives back.

Manny Pacquiao defines greatness. He is a great fighter, he's a great person, and he is a great role model. Boxing should be proud to have him.

Author: Brad Cooney

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