By Reni M. Valenzuela
“Thrilla in Manila II” is not a remote possibility for 2014. There are fresh, positive scoops to the Mayweather-Pacquiao hit “flick” that may lead to that. But why this never ending talk about such a seemingly never ending saga in fight sport?
Several people think that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are so special to me. They wonder why I don’t write much about other boxers except Pac and Floyd. Here’s why, and here’s my reply to the latest two publisher friends of prestigious sites:
I write as the inspiration comes. My pen or keyboard goes as the Lord leads, having no idea until when I will remain a boxing scribe. “I love the sport, but sorry I don’t do articles for money” is my usual response to websites who offer me opportunities to write exclusively for them.
There was not a day I’m not busy. My duties and responsibilities as a businessman, author, artist and ministry servant won’t even allow me to engage in internet social networking sites. That’s why I consider such “milestone” in communication to be pleasurable only to those who have the luxury of time to play with time. I would rather spend moments with my family and be in touch with real people than let moments pass me by, accomplishing nothing really worthwhile in front of a gadget for long hours.
The only obsession I have is the Bible and my intimate, loving relationship with Jesus Christ. “Only one life, how soon it will pass; only what’s done for Christ will last.”
God bless po!