Last Saturday, 7 May 2011, I hosted a family party at my house for many different reasons. One reason was to watch the Pacquiao vs. Mosley boxing match. I will cover the others in future blog posts. The party winded down with a viewing of the title fight. Most of the viewers, who enjoy a noisy and boisterous atmosphere, were in the living room. A few settled watching in the basement for a little more peace and quiet. One of my sisters watched upstairs in her lonesome for a total serenity viewing. My living room has limited seating. Viewers who did not occupy living room seats were seated on the floor, stood by the adjoining hallway, or were part of the “spill over” from the adjacent dining room area standing or seated on stools.
It was a fight mostly dominated by Pacquiao. We were all hoping for a knockout of Mosley. Most of the viewing crowd were energetic and animated. Each time Pacquiao put in a flurry of punches, the entire crowd cheered on wildly. There was no knockout, but Pacquiao received a unanimous winning decision from the judges. It was nearly 10PM when people, content with Pacquiao’s success, started to trickle out of the house.
The folks who were most fervent during the fight are also the most ardent followers of Pacquiao. Their enthusiasm for Pacquiao spilled on to their attire while viewing the match. The following photos are some of the Manny Pacquiao apparel worn by these devoted fans: