RSS

Tag Archives: Manny Pacquiao

Requiem for Boxing… Pacquio-Mayweather Derailed By Bad Decision

Probably the biggest, largest purse fight in the last 10 years was derailed last night with a controversial split decision resulting in a Manny Pacquio loss.

To say that the split decision was controversial is an understatement – many of those who watched the fight were shocked at the outcome which was greeted by loud boos from the crowd.

This one didn’t help Boxing – and further besmirched the reputation of a sport which has had plenty of controversy through the years.

The only “winner” in this is probably MMA – whose popularity is shooting through the roof…

While Boxing is going the way of Baseball.

Pacquiao-Bradley

A hard fought battle, Pacquiao and Bradley traded shots, with Pacquiao landing more – although neither fighter scored a knockdown

Pacquiao deserved better than unjust ending against Bradley

Injustices like the split decision that gave Timothy Bradley a controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao are not unheard of in boxing.

Yet that doesn’t make the stunning outcome of Saturday’s welterweight title fight — one of the most dumbfounding decisions in recent history — any easier to make peace with.

Pacquiao connected on 253 of 751 punches (34 percent), compared to 159 of 839 (19 percent) for Bradley, and outlanded the challenger in 10 of the 12 rounds. The Filipino absorbed Bradley’s best shots in the early rounds and, undeterred by his opponent’s rapidly diminishing offense, relied on his speed and power to entice Bradley into toe-to-toe exchanges and batter him into retreat.

“I don’t remember if he hit me with one punch,” Pacquiao said afterward.

Yet ringside judges Duane Ford and C.J. Ross both scored it 115-113 to Bradley, dissenting with Jerry Roth, who had it 115-113 to Pacquiao. (SI.com scored it 116-112 to Pacquiao, among the more charitable scores on press row.)

The decision was met with horror, then shock, then anger by the mostly pro-Pacquiao crowd of 14,206 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Said promoter Bob Arum: “I went over to Bradley before the decision and he said, ‘I tried hard but I couldn’t beat the guy.'”

It marked the end of a remarkable run for Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) that spanned more than seven years, 15 victories, and five championships in five weight classes — running his overall haul to a record-breaking eight.

But after everything he’s done for boxing, Manny Pacquiao is the last person who should have been cheated like this. He deserved better…

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/bryan_armen_graham/06/10/bradley.pacquiao/index.html#ixzz1xQ0jFfCx

 
2 Comments

Posted by on June 10, 2012 in General

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

World Champion Boxer… Congressman? Representative Manny Pacquiao

It looks like WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao has scored another knockout. Known to American viewers for his prowess in the ring, it turns out Pacquiao is an astute politician as well.

Manny Pacquiao Declares ‘Landslide’ Congressional Win In Philippines

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao. Congressman in the Republic of the Philippines.

The current WBO welterweight boxing champion and seven-time title holder scored the most personally satisfying win of his life in his birthplace in the country’s national elections early Tuesday morning, soundly defeating a heavily favored candidate, Roy Chiongbian, from an entrenched billionaire clan to win a seat in the Philippines Congress representing the province of Sarangani on the island of Mindanao.

By doing so, Pacquiao, 31, becomes the first professional boxer to hold national public office while still active in the ring. After his victory in the Philippines’ first fully electronic national elections was deemed largely official by early Tuesday morning, Pacquiao felt confident enough to declare victory over Chiongbian, 61.

Earlier, as election results came into his campaign office, the country’s most famous athlete had no doubt.

For, even though the final vote tallies weren’t complete, Pacquiao’s approximately 90,000 votes out of 125,000 registered voters made it mathematically impossible for the boxing hero to lose.

“This is the biggest achievement of Manny’s life. More than any boxing match,” said Pacquiao’s adviser, Michael Koncz, adding that Pacquiao will make an official proclamation of victory at 11 a.m local time Tuesday.

Hope the Congress in the Philippines is a bit more peaceful than those we’ve seen from other parts of the world! I voting for whichever party Manny is from to win those across the isles food fights! Unlike other politicians, Manny has a solid left…And a wicked right! 🙂

Congrats, Congressman Pacquiao!

 
2 Comments

Posted by on May 11, 2010 in News, The Post-Racial Life

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

 
%d bloggers like this: