Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Romantic Weekend in Vegas...

 I know this has nothing to do with equestrian sports, but I must blog about one of the truly great sporting events in the world which Silva and I just witnessed!

After a hard working year of horses, horses and more horses, Silva was longing for a romantic weekend away, so I treated her to the biggest 'super fight' in Las Vegas for the year. Two great sporting heroes in Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines against Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez had a boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden arena.

Here we are!
 What an experience: tens of thousands of crazy Mexican and Philippine fans that were so passionate about their heroes that they were cheering and dancing for days on end. Las Vegas was the perfect setting to accommodate this fantastic showdown.

our seats

I am sad to say that my beloved Manny got knocked out in round six after a very exciting bout, where both boxers threw themselves in harm's way. Each man threw everything into every moment of the match. At the end, either one of them could have got the winning punch. The most impressive thing to see was how Manny handled himself after the most devastating loss of his career. It was brilliant to see how a great champion reacts to the most disappointing moment in his life. I suppose winning is easy to accept, but it's when things don't go right that we see people's true colors.


  1. hmmmmmm... sounds very romantic.

  2. Watch out Silva, If this is Boyd's idea of a romantic weekend away, there just might be pots and pans under the Christmas tree!

  3. What a totally awesome present. A great fight, exciting and much better than a box of choclates. Too bad the best man lost

  4. "I suppose winning is easy to accept, but it's when things don't go right that we see people's true colors. "

    Wise words...

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  5. I was at the Olympic games and saw how Boyd reacted when Otis jogged lame: a handshake to the officials, a pat to Otis, a rueful but genuine smile. True colors.

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