Sunday shocker

Timothy Bradley scored a split decision over Manny Pacquiao that his fans deemed shockingly bizarre.

The unbeaten American, outfought and outgunned by Pacquiao throughout much of the 12-round bout, took a surprise decision and snatched the WBO welterweight crown from the Filipino superstar before a dejected predominantly pro-Pacquiao crowd at the MGM Grand.

Bradley, who hurt his ankle early in the fight and ended up in a wheelchair after the bout, couldn’t have made it without the help of two of the three judges whose minds, critics believed, were perhaps somewhere else, far outside the arena packed with a lively crowd of 14,206 on Saturday evening here and millions more all over the world.

Pacquiao, fighting like the vintage champion that he was in search of a convincing win after a lackluster performance the last time out, put the pressure on Bradley and was ahead for fans and fight experts’ scorecards.

But the judges saw it otherwise.

Jerry Roth gave it to Pacquiao, 115-113, but C.J. Ross and Duane Ford handed it to Bradley, 115-113, for the split decision.

“It is so bizarre. It is unfathomable,” said Top Rank chief Bob Arum in the post-fight press conference.

Upon hearing the decision, the eyes of the ageless promoter almost popped out of his head. He faced the press box, his arms spread on the ropes, wide-eyed.

Arum was surprised like he’s never been in his life, and it looked like he wanted to leave the ring as soon as possible.

“I have never been ashamed to be associated to the sport of boxing as I am tonight. This is ridiculous. This is absurdity,” he also said, adding that as stipulated in the fight contract, there will be a big rematch. The date already set for Nov. 10.

“I want a rematch. I want a rematch,” said Pacquiao.

Even the winning score for Pacquiao was questioned and contested because it was hard to believe that the fight was really that close.

After ring announcer Michael Buffer read Roth’s winning score for Pacquiao, there was a hush from the crowd. Then Buffer read the scores of Ross and Ford, and after brief pause, he announced Bradley as “the new” welterweight champion of the world.

The crowd, mostly Pacquiao fans, instantly reacted with boos that must have been heard along the famous Strip. Those inside the arena, except for the judges, were stunned, even American mediamen who had Pacquiao winning convincingly.

Pacquiao fans froze from their seats.

“This is the worst boxing decision I’ve seen in my life,” said the former mayor of Manila and one of Pacquiao’s biggest supporters Lito Atienza, on his way out of the arena.

Pacquiao dominated the fight that lasted 12 rounds, giving away more than a couple of rounds at most. He had Bradley in trouble at times, like in the fourth round when the American staggered. But he failed to bring Bradley down even once.

Still, it doesn’t mean that Pacquiao had no right to win the fight. The punch stats were all for the Filipino fighter who hadn’t lost a fight in seven years and three months, when he dropped a bloody decision against Erik Morales in the same MGM ring.

Bradley said he got his second wind in the sixth round, and started to move more, landing occasional punches to Pacquiao’s head and body. In the last three rounds, Bradley became more aggressive because he said that’s what his trainer asked him to do.

He also said he sprained his left ankle as early as the second round. He showed up for the post-fight presser on a wheelchair, and had to leave early to be taken to the hospital for X-Rays.

“I was told by my corner that if I win the final round I would win the fight,” said Bradley, who remained undefeated in 29 fights. He was the WBO junior-welterweight champion, and moved up to challenge Pacquiao.

On his wheelchair, Bradley said he was still “shocked” and didn’t know what to say. But felt that he deserved the victory.

“What do you want me to do?” he replied to one question. “There were judges and two of them felt I won the fight. I’m the new champion. We did it baby. I’m the new champion. Let’s do it again.”

The 33-year-old Pacquiao took only his fourth loss in his career (54-4-2) and how this loss would affect him will be worth watching. He fought a good fight, and was so much in control he often challenged Bradley to come in. He smiled a lot inside the ring.

Pacquiao just couldn’t believe it.

“I don’t know what happened,” he said in an interview inside the ring. “I did my best but my best wasn’t good enough I guess. I have no problem with the rematch. I will be ready.”

Pacquiao said Bradley never hurt him during the fight, because most of those punches he was able to block with his arms.

Did he feel he won the fight?

“No doubt,” he said.

Manny Pacquiao’s First Fight for 2012

Many Pacquio will be facing his next opponent, the undefeated Timothy “Tim” bradly which is set to take place on June 9th, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. “Manny Pacquio (54-3-2, 38KO) versus Timothy Bradley(28-0, 13KO).”

Manny Pacquiao is absolutely an international star and his future fights will surely be a huge event. Timothy Bradley has established himself as one of the most talented Boxer nowadays. He established his name in Boxing with his wins over Lamont Peterson, Devon Alexander, Junior Witter, and Kendall Holt.

Boxing fanatics may not feel as thrilled as the much awaited Mayweather-Pacquiao’s fight, but this match could be one of the most memorable fights ever in boxing.

“This is going to be one of the greatest clashes this year because Timothy Bradley is one of the perfect opponents for Manny Pacquiao. He is a very dedicated, disciplined, and hard-working fighter who uses also intelligence in the ring to adapt and overcome whatever adversity he’s faced with.

“During his last fight against Casamayor, Tim Bradley precisely broke down the Cuban veteran over the course of 8 rounds, knocking him down in rounds 5, 6, and 8. He utilized intelligent pressure while using long touch jabs to set up the beautiful searching right hooks to the body which eliminated Casa’s lateral movement and ultimately set up his power shots to the head,” some of the boxing analysts’ opinion.

Manny Pacquiao’s 3rd fight with Marquez

Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez VS Manny "Pacman" Marquez

This November 12, 2011 another interesting fight will happen. It is the Pacquiao VS Marquez 3 fight at Chelsea Pier New York. The two boxers will match again after their 2 fights which already won by Manny Pacquiao. The Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez are still on his way in getting back from his lost from his fight to Manny Pacquiao. He is not convinced about their 2nd fight because he believed that he won that fight against Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. To remind you, their 2nd fight is a very tough fight that everyone was eager to watch that fight.

Before the press conference starts at the North America kick-off international Media tour Manny Pacquiao performed the song at a press conference in Las Vegas ahead of his title fight against Juan Manuel Marquez. But many was shocked when someone ask Pacquiao about his song, and Pacquiao said: “I will tell you now, I’m not a good singer but I can sing and I love to hear songs,”

Manny Pacquiao vowed that his third fight against Juan Manuel Marquez will be very different than their previous bouts. Marquez is proudly to say that he ready to face Pacquiao in their third fight. “I’m not saying it’s going to be an easier fight but I have to train hard,” said Pacquiao. He told ESPN’s Sports Center the main difference will come from his improvement as a fighter. “I have had a lot of changes. I’m stronger now compared to years ago,” said Pacquiao. “I learned more techniques and strategy for my style, and I’ve improved my right hand,” he added.

Pacquiao and Marquez figured in 2 closely fought matches in 2004 and 2008. In 2004, the Filipino boxer decked Marquez 3 times in round 1. The Mexican, however, rallied in the following rounds to escape with a draw. In their 2008 rematch, Pacquiao hammered a split decision against the Mexican by scoring a knockdown in the 3rd round. The Filipino boxer said he will post a more convincing win this time now that he’s fighting in a higher weight division. “I’m very comfortable moving up to the higher division,” said Pacquiao.

Manny is guaranteed to have $22 – $30 million USD in the said fight that depends upon the pay-per-view sales.

Fighting Congressman Manny Pacquiao of Sarangani province is seeking a higher government position in 2013. He said he will be retiring by 2013 in his boxing career. “By 2013 I am running for governor and it’s going to be hard for me to continue my boxing career,”

And on their 3rd fight on this coming November, many sports enthusiasts and experts that said that it will really a smart and a full of heart fight by the both boxers because of their determination in winning this fight.

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Pacman invites Obama on his Mosley Fight

BY: KRIS JOHN ENCOMIENDA

Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, eight-division world champion goes to US for a multicity promotion tour of his next fight. He and his wife travelled the roads of Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City to visit the United States President Barack Obama at the White House.

Cong. Pacquiao and U.S. Pres. Obama

Cong. Pacquiao and U.S. Pres. Obama

Manny Pacquiao restrained all the people of Los Angeles, California, New York City and Washington D.C from their works whom waited hours and hours to see him. Fans of the boxer cheered and started yelling the name of the sports icon as he crosses along the streets up to entrance of the White House. All of the people were so busy and thrilled to take photos of the Boxing champ using their phones and camera lens during that time.

Sarangani’s Congressman had an exchange of talk with the US President Obama about basketball and of course boxing and some side talks of business and political matters. After that conversation, the two men took some pictures, on this moment the boxing champ said “this is an unforgettable experience in my life” (Manny); they doing boxing and different poses in the Oval office.

Pacquiao received grocery bags full of bags of blue M&M’s chocolates with the presidential seal and a watch also decked with the presidential seal from the World’s one of the most powerful men, President Obama.

the meeting

the meeting

Also one of the purposes of Manny going to the office of the President Obama is to invite him to watch personal on his upcoming battle against the American fighter Shane Mosley on May 7, 2011 at MGM Grand, Las Vegas. But the president answered this with an “NO” for the reason that he probably be doing so much that day, but then he promised to watch their fight on TV.

This remarkable day meeting of the two of the most influential people is made possible by Sen. Harry Reid, whom Pacquiao helped during his senatorial campaign.

Pacquiao is set to generate over a P600M, which will absolutely get higher based on the amount that will be earned from pay-per-views.

Pacquiao vs Mosley

Pacquiao vs Mosley

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RP wins as Manny Pacquiao goes for the 8th!

The World Super Welterweight Championship is conquered once again by our very own Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao yesterday at Dallas, Texas. He won over Mexico’s Antonio Margarito with 120-108, 118-110 and 119-109 in a unanimous decision.

The match was pretty tight since the Mexican boxer got through the fight till the 12th round saying, “I’m a Mexican, we fight until the end.” His trainer, Robert Garcia shouldn’t have let him continue till the very end what with his fighter’s cuts and bruised eyes. Margarito’s face was so swollen he will allegedly undergo facial surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone in his face, stated on ESPN.com. Pride should not be a determining factor in allowing a hopelessly outclassed fighter to continue into the danger zone but Garcia decided that bragging rights were more important than the safety of his fighter.

Th fight was entertaining because of Pacquaio’s showmanship. He was too fast for Margarito despite his height and strong structure. The PacMan’s movement, power and accuracy as well as his speed of punching, imagination, courage and tireless volume of training raised the boxing sport to a new dimension.

The greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the world, who also serves as a Congressman in the country and sings with his rock band, produced a stunning performance to win an unprecedented eighth world title in eight weight divisions.
Who will ever beat The PacMan? I guess that’s for the whole world to wonder in a long time. Congratulations to Pacquiao! You made the Filipinos proud.

‘Primed’ Pacquiao, Hatton to give out electrifying match

The anticipated match up between boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and British superstar Ricky Hatton may prove to be one of the best fights to come in 2009 as both fighters are still in their prime.

Brad Cooney of 8CountNews.com said the currently-being negotiated match up between the two boxing superstars may actually live up to expectations and give fans a fight their money’s worth.

“Finally, it appears that this one may actually live up to the hype,” said Cooney in his recent article. 

He said most fans would like to see the clash because of the similar fighting styles of both boxers who are seen to be at the peak of their careers.

“At least we have two fighters that are primed and ready, and a style match up that should prove to make an exciting fight,” said Cooney.

He said Pacquiao-Hatton clash will come out as a welcome development for boxing scene which has seen “over-hyped” devoid of action.

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P537 million: Pacman take for one night

MANILA, Philippines—The pay-per-view (PPV) figures are out and Manny Pacquiao can sit back, relax and start counting his financial bonanza that runs to about P537.6 million ($11.2 million).

That amount, which exceeds his guaranteed purse, is the minimum that Pacquiao will get. He stands to earn more from his share of live gate receipts and merchandise sales for pulverizing Oscar De La Hoya in their Dream Match on Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The news on Pacquiao’s earnings from the megabucks encounter came the same day he was honored in a rousing motorcade through Metro Manila amid a drizzle.

According to the numbers released by HBO, Pacquiao’s fight with De La Hoya on Saturday in Las Vegas generated an outstanding 1.25 million PPV buys, which, at $54.95 per buy, translates to nearly $70 million (P3.36 billion at an exchange rate of $1:P48) in revenue.[Continue Reading...]

Next to Muhammad Ali, Manny Pacquiao is “All-Time Great”

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — There was no doubt that Manny Pacquiao, the new Teki god of punch business, is next to “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali, the protege of Angelo Dundee, who admitted for the first time in more than 40 years that he erred when he predicted that Oscar De La Hoya would easily outslick and overpower the Filipino “Mexicutioner” who will turn 30 on December 17.

Muhammad Ali - Manny Pacquiao

“I was dead wrong,” sobbed the 86-year-old Dundee. “Maybe I’ll be right next time. What’s the difference?”

Dundee had made tones of accurate prefight analyses when his wards–Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, among other bigger-than-life fighters, placed boxing on top of the pyramid, the reason why media would always consider his wisdom more reliable than the Apostles Creed.

It took a lightweight champion from the Far East, a religious southpaw, to oblige the legendary senior citizen to admit that he “was dead wrong.”…

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SAYS MAYWEATHER SR. Mayweather Jr. wants to fight Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao vs Mayweather?

Manny Pacquiao vs Mayweather?

LOS ANGELES—Going by the statements of trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., the father of one potential Manny Pacquiao foe and the trainer of another, the Filipino ring icon should be in for a very busy 2009.

Mayweather said his son, Floyd Jr., has sent feelers to the family that he wants to challenge Pacquiao in a fight that could be a battle for the mythical pound-for-pound title.

And that loquacious honer also added that he is ready to prepare beer-guzzling Ricky Hatton for a Pacquiao dismantling.

“My niece said my son told her he wanted to fight Pacquiao next, and that he wants me to train him for the fight,” Mayweather Sr. told mlive.com….

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