We’re not implying anything here, but since losing the presidential election in November, Mitt Romney has been popping up all over the place trying to appear human, trying to appear normal. The multi-millionaire Republican who tried to convince Americans that he was “just like us” was recently seen pumping his own gas and pushing a shopping-cart at COSTCO. And more recently, Romney was seen attending a Pacquiao fight.
Manny Pacquiao – an unbelievably skilled boxer who has won world titles in eight weight divisions – went through his normal preparation for last night’s match against Juan Manuel Marquez, except last night before his match started, Pacquiao had a visitor – Mitt The Loser Romney.
”Hello Manny. I ran for president. I lost,” Romney told the fighter, according to Pacquiao publicist Fred Sternburg. “I wish you good luck tonight,” Romney said, displaying his usual strange smile. “Have a great night. Good to see you.”
Romney and his wife then took their ringside seat and watched as Paquiao got laid out in the sixth round, like wet clothes being laid out to dry.
“I threw a perfect punch,” Marquez later said. “I knew Manny could knock me out at any time.”
Yes, that was true and it was definitely expected that Pacquiao would win last night’s match without breaking a sweat. But something was different last night and even Pacquiao felt it.
“I thought I was getting him in the last couple of rounds,” Pacquiao said. “But I got hit by a strong punch. I never expected that punch.”
My two cents: Pacquiao just felt the effect of the punch in the sixth round. The punch was actually thrown before the match when he agreed to meet with the Republican loser.