First ALL WRITE column: My advice to Nonito: Go to the Good Book WHEN do you forgive someone who has wronged you? Immediately.
I have asked this here before but let me ask it again: How many times will you forgive someone who has wronged you? The Good Book says not once, not seven times, not 77 times, but 777 times.
Now this: Will your love for your parents ever end? Or, is your love for your parents endless? The Good Book says the son will marry and he will become one with his wife. The Good Book says the son that gets married will leave his parents. But leaving and loving are two different things. Both are valid acts. But you can leave and can still love.
The Good Book is crystal clear here: Love is the foundation of everything. How can you say you love God when you stop loving your own parents?
Very un-Christian. I told my son the day he got married: “Sonny, you now have a family. (He and his wife had a son before they got married.) But it only means that your family is a mere addition to your original family. Love your new family as you love your original family.”
That simple, right?
In the case, however, of Nonito Donaire Jr., boxing’s “Filipino Flash,” it seems a different thing altogether.
His new love has seemingly altered his love for the original family.
Meaning, his love now is basically confined to his wife and he has stopped loving his parents.
Not fine by me.
Not fine by the reckoning of many others.
I mean, he left his parents, fine. But to also stop loving them is below the belt.
And what’s this I hear that Nonito has also accused his father of stealing money from him.
Was it $240?
Whether it was a mere $2 or a whopping $2 million, it doesn’t matter.
I just can’t believe that Dad can steal money from his own son.
Either that Dad is a jerk or a complete fool.
But I will insist Nonito’s Dad is either of the two.
For all intents and purposes, didn’t Nonito Sr. help Nonito Jr. become world boxing champion? Coach/trainer?
A parent owes nothing to his child.
It’s the child that owes everything that he has/owns to his parent/s.
The Good Book lies not. ********
Second ALL WRITE column: Now I know why Donaire is ‘The Flash’
I WAS wrong. I underestimated Nonito Donaire’s abilities and capabilities, as well.
In in a radio interview, I said he would knock out Fernando Montiel between the 5th and 8th rounds.
Wrong. Donaire did it in the second round.
(A previous column of mine was correct: It [the knockout] might happen in a flash.)
“I went for the body at the start,” Donaire said.
It didn’t work out?
Montiel a tough nut to crack? But the fight was only a round old.
The body attack was a ploy.
It was a ruse as beautiful as a rose.
In one round, Donaire’s strategy had paid off.
In one round, Donaire wanted Montiel to believe he’d be continually attacked in the body.
What a strategy.
It put to shame Mao Zedong’s Long March.
General Patton’s war tactics became ROTC stuff.
In suddenly going head-hunting in the second round, Donaire turned from expert to genius.
Donaire had barely inflicted bodily harm on Montiel in the first round.
Or so it seemed.
But look at this: In the first round, Donaire had successfully injected into Montiel’s mind that Donaire was all set to concentrate on body punches.
That opened doors to Donaire, somewhat forcing Montiel to lower down his guard and making his head an open target.
Thus, the second round was not even two minutes old when wham came the killer blow!
Montiel’s totally exposed jaw got hit dead center!
In an instant, Montiel was down, grimacing in pain, eyes glazed.
Now I know why Donaire was called “The Filipino Flash.”
A radar-like punch had been unleashed in a flash, courtesy of a left hook.
Montiel fell flat on his back, his face a picture of defeat.
Montiel struggled to rise, but he could barely move.
When he finally rose, Montiel appeared lost. Never has he been humiliated in his boxing career.
The referee, seeing the futility of further resistance from Montiel, stopped the fight when Donaire was all set to deliver the finishing blows.
As king of 118-pounders in the WBC/WBO, Donaire, in picking up his 25th straight win in 27 fights since losing his second professional bout, appears invincible at this stage.
I am proud of him, as all Filipinos should. And, yes, may he also win his fights off the ring – with a flourish, too, but not necessarily in a flash.
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