Talk:Boxing: De La Hoya and Pacquiao trade verbal punches for 'The Dream Match'
I created this news article since the World with bated breath awaits this $ 100 million fight. The landmark fight will be viewed here in the Philippines on December 7, Sunday, at 8 a.m.--Florentino Floro (talk) 14:32, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
- Pacquiao wins --184.108.40.206 07:16, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
I agree that this should just be merged
Since I am new here, and note further that there are just 2 articles here on Pacquiao, with very few sports articles on boxing, what I did, was to follow the precedent set:
- "Boxing: Pacquiao downs Diaz in nine rounds" — Wikinews, June 29, 2008
- "Boxing: Pacquiao and Diaz trade verbal punches" — Wikinews, June 26, 2008
I thought that before a great boxing event is reported, the pre-weig-in plus the media press conference must be reported too. I further note that the creators of these 2 articles were not registered users, but that doesn't matter.
- Since not only Filipinos but the entire boxing world had awaited this biggest event, maybe, in boxing history, even, non-title bout, I happened to have witnessed the last moments of this fight live via radio here in the Philippines. Forthwith, not more than a minute, though, I created the news article, (since news must be reported fresh) and I am happy to be the first to share this Wiki news with the world. (Not because I am a Filipino, but as Wiki reported; in fact, I do not like boxing, since my heart is in horse racing since 1972, but I do not like to venture into this news, it is tough for me).
- IN FINE, since the second article overshadowed my created first article, then, the second literally obliterates my previous article. Hence, if not proper for deletion, it should be, as I opine, merged with prompt attention, in view of the current landmark nature of the Paquiao thing. NOTE further that the gross sales stands about or more than $ 100 million dollars. And the total prize will be 60-40%: Pacman gets not less than $ 20 while De la Hoya shares not less than $ 40 million roughly, including the pay-per-view.--Florentino Floro (talk) 04:17, 8 December 2008 (UTC)