“Eighth round knock out, Manny Pacquiao.”
Ito ang inaasahan ni Derek Ramsay na magiging resulta ng laban ni Manny Pacquiao laban sa American boxer na si Floyd Mayweather.
Katulad ng maraming Pilipino, umaasa ang Kapatid actor na manalo ang Pambansang Kamao sa tinaguriang “Fight of the Century,” na magaganap bukas, May 3 (May 2, U.S. time).
“Feeling ko lang, that's the first thing that's got into my head,” sabi ni Derek tungkol sa kanyang prediction.
Kahit ano'ng mangyari, sabi ni Derek, todo pa rin ang suporta niya para sa ipinagmamalaking boksingero ng mga Pinoy.
Aniya, “Champ, I know you've given everything for your country. No matter what the outcome is, we're proud of you.
“We'll never forget the accomplishments that happened in the past.”
Nabanggit din niya ang biographical film tungkol sa kabataan ni Pacquiao, ang Kid Kulafu, na ipinalabas kamakailan sa mga sinehan.
Sabi ni Derek, “The movie that just came out, Kid Kulafu, was very touching and inspiring.
“People just watched that and they'd use your success as an inspiration to better themselves and their family.
“Alam mo naman kung gaano kahirap dito sa bansa.
“Para sa amin, that's better than beating Mayweather and knock him out.”
KNOCK HIM OUT. Kaugnay ng magaganap na laban, humiling si Derek kay Manny, “Put this guy on place. So, on May 2nd, I really don't like the guy so, knock him out for us.”
Biro pa niya, “If you don't, I will try.”
Paliwanag ni Derek, “I just think that he's so disrespectful to us Filipinos and to you.
“I salute you for not even raising a single bad word against him even though you've been pushed.
“Kasi ako, I won't be the guy who would be able to take that many insults, being accused of that many lies and not opening your mouth.
“I think you could win against him. Just stay positive.
“You always seem to laugh at things this man throws at you.
“I think the best way to do it is let your fists do the talking on May 2.
“Please knock him out at the eighth round.”