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Exactly a week ago, Manny Pacquiao was robbed of a boxing title... that was the belief of many. Many, too, believes that Timothy Bradley deserved the title.
There were some news of a rematch on November... both parties agreed, but, Bob Arum said it won't happen unless a formal investigation will be made to clear the controversial bout.
I was able to watch the fight live on television and based on my perception of the entire event, it was a really close fight. I am not an expert in boxing nor a fanatic but in my own opinion, Bradley gave his best. He was not expecting to win after all. On the other hand, Pacquiao also gave his best but if I were to compare his performance that day to his previous fights, it was not his best. He has lost fierce and desire to win the match. He has tamed.
Does it have to do with his change of faith? We don't know. But, if it was... his defeat over a "lesser" boxer can be a test of faith. He already has everything... several boxing titles from different weight divisions, businesses, a seat in the government, money that is more than a single bank can handle, a family, supportive friends... and what else?
And maybe, just maybe, God thought, "What if I remove something from him, something he has worked hard to have, would he still be my faithful servant?"