Can’t be that bland Turdo…….you’re reading and commenting…Posted April 13, 2014 3:55 am
Gentlemen. we are hours away from witnessing in our lifetime the greatest fighter in the history of the sport. What an incredible feeling to be here in Las Vegas to see Manny Pacquiao bring home the victory and the title. The weigh-in was a memorable won for the history books. “Manny” “Manny” “Manny” “Manny” “Manny” Manny” and i led the cheers. I made hundreds of friends. Unfortunately, a few jealous pigs tried to rob me and take my Manny Pacquiao jacket, shoes, hat and watch, but luckily, I have been watching Manny for years and used some of his moves to evade the criminals. And I know it was planned, but Manny’s graceful quick feet got me out of trouble. Manny Pacquiao fans, warning! be careful of people around here. Okay, that incident is history, and I’m well for those of you that had interest. Now back to this historic event. The stars are out all over the place. Everyone wants a piece of Manny Pacquiao. He looks in great shape as does Timothy Bradley. What is most impressive is that Manny has always had the physical body frame of a 130 pounder, yet he still destroys the bigger foes with his speed, power, agility, smarts, defense and unbelievable knowledge of the sport. Bradley is a bit too over confident and has been trying to get into Manny’s head, but he failed. Watch this fight very closely in the very first round because Bradley is going to be hit. As I’ve said, manny wins this fight before round 4 or no later than round 9. I watched Manny shadow box for a minute. IMPRESSIVE! I tell all of you. this man is like a race horse chewing at the bit ready to go. I had fans all on the right beat as we chanted loudly “Manny” “Manny” :Manny” “Manny” “Manny” “Manny” Manny” over and over again. I handed one of Manny’s handlers a t-shirt to sign, but I’m still waiting to get it back. Hope he didn’t take it for himself. Oh well, I’m here for Manny anyway. Get ready people, there is no other legend that enters the boxing ring like Manny Pacquiao. Manny is on an emotional high that will bring out the best in him. A bunch of Manny Pacquiao fans found out it was mu birthday at one of the restaurants in the casino, and they all bought me my dinner and drinks and gave me some Manny memorabilia. Incredible to see how humble, loving, caring and giving Manny Pacquiao fans are. They resemble the legend themselves. If you’re not here at the fight, purchase the PPV event or catch it at a friends house or sports bar because you will regret it for life if you miss this Manny Pacquiao event. Sin City has now become a cleansed city of angels because of Manny. I even forgive those criminals that tried to jump me. All is forgiven, but I’m not walking alone ever again. Time for my new Manny Pacquiao attire to cloth me. Manny Pacquiao is going to light up the world tonight, Trust me on this. Manny is the best!Posted April 12, 2014 3:39 pm
jolly joe young
to Rich and te tumbo: MUA,HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-!!!Posted April 12, 2014 2:49 pm
“A few years back I didn’t know a lot about Tim and I really thought he wasn’t much”. years later and you still don’t know much about Bradley or boxing in general. Btw, nobody cares about your trite little anecdote describing how you lost $5 dollars in a bet with your next door neighbor’s kid. isn’t there another website where you can afflict readers with your bland and boring opinions?Posted April 12, 2014 11:03 am
A few years back I didn’t know a lot about Tim and I really thought he wasn’t much…..So when he fought Jnr Witter I had a heavy bet on Witter,who was a good fighter and would take Tim to the cleaners………There wasn’t much to the Ist 5 rounds, Jnr was switching from s/paw to o’dox and I was mentally spending the money I was going to win….Round 6 was starting to look like all the others…..Bam and Witter was on his arse from an overhand right….he got up quickly smiling and hung on for the rest of the round,I wasn’t fooled by that smile,it was like big neon sign….YOU HAVE DONE YOUR DOUGH RICH…..Tim won a split decision…I thought he won by a wider margin….Witter was a very good fighter but Tim showed more.Since then I’ve never bet against “Desert storm”Posted April 12, 2014 4:08 am
Kellerman looks like he’s about to leap across the table and plant a big wet kiss on Manny’s face in the cover picture. i guess we know who he’s picking to win.Posted April 12, 2014 1:50 am
Okay yes, I agree with that.Posted April 11, 2014 8:34 pm
Gentlemen, maybe I wasn’t clear when I said 1.2 million is low. I was trying to explain say that 1.2 million PPV is a low ESTIMATE. I believe that number will be much higher. I never sell Manny Pacquiao short ever. As some of you said, Manny has millions of fans that don’t even get accounted for because they can’t even afford to buy PPV. Manny is the biggest draw in boxing period when you take every fan into account, and just not the PPV numbers. And thank those of you that have wished me a happy birthday. I feel like I’m amonf family walking through these casinos. Manny Pacquiao fans all over. Manny Mania is on fire! Have a great day gentlemen.Posted April 11, 2014 6:58 pm
Tark knockin heads together as usual.
Don’t waste your time trying to teach the modern arm-chair sloth history Tark.Posted April 11, 2014 5:07 pm
Manny’s PPV # are on a par with UFC and even Freddie Roach is making excuses for his puppy.
Good job they both work for Bob who has guaranteed them all, AND YOU the rubber.Posted April 11, 2014 5:05 pm
Manny is all over the place. Everywhere you turn to look, Manny’s face is there. This is a legend still in his prime. Okay gentlemen, Manny Pacquiao will show why he is the only 8 division boxing champion in the history of the sport on Saturday night. This is not your average elite boxer that is going in for a win. Manny Pacquiao is a super human type of athlete that comes around once in a lifetime. You will be impressed with just how much power and speed he has. Timothy Bradley does not have the style, ability, power or ring smarts to beat him. Manny will beat him in all phases of the fight. Speed, power, boxing, movement and his superb defense. Yes, his defense will astound people. He will seem like one of those Indy Race Car drivers that sees the crash up ahead and cars crashing and flying all over the place, but he manages to avoid everyone of them by mere inches and goes on to win. Manny will not only make Bradley miss, but the punishment he’s going to put on him will be hard to see. Manny will slowly and systematically break Bradley down quickly. This fight as i have said can end as early as the 4th round or no later than 9 rounds. You will see greatness perform in the ring. Manny Pacquiao will separate himself from all current and past champions with this one fight because it will be a tough, tough, fight until the end. Bradley will get a bit too brave and the end will come fast. Manny Pacquiao will have his hands raised triumphantly. There will no longer be any questions about his ability. No more questions about his health, age, durability, power or anything else to doubt this fighting machine. People will understand why he is the standard all all boxers will be compared to much in the same manner as Sugar Ray Robinson. Manny is just so much bigger than life. He embodies pureness, integrity, honor, love, justice and peace in the world. This victory is more than just a win. This is for those people that need hope. People that have nothing. and want someone to show them that it’s possible. Manny Pacquiao will dominate this fight, and life will be a bit brighter. Trust me on this. Manny is the best!Posted April 11, 2014 4:52 pm
Floyd is too much for all these bumsPosted April 11, 2014 3:51 pm
There were no good boxers of Ali’s size and height in the 1950′s…before his time of course. The best heavyweight boxers from that decade were Eddie Machen and Zora Foley who weighed about 196lbs and were 6’1″.
Don’t tell me about Cleveland Williams.. The man was 6’2″ X 210, but a raw swinger with no speed or skills.. Liston was actually only 6’1″ and was avoided by Patterson for years because of his size, strength, and power — not for his speed or craft.
Ali was the only good boxer of his size and height in the 1960′s.
Don’t tell me about toothpick Ernie Terrell. Terrell had nothing but the left jab. He no right, no defense, and little power.. Little Thad Spencer beat him up with ease.
The heavyweight division started to become more competitive in the 1970′s with guys like Lyle, Norton, Holmes, and Foreman showing up. That’s when Ali booked 3 or his 5 losses and some questionable wins.
Larry Holmes was the only skilled boxer Ali ever fought who had comparable size, height, and reach to Ali… Jimmy Young was 6’1″ at most and punched like a welterweight.Posted April 11, 2014 3:34 pm
PAC knows he has to returned to speed and more output, at. Cost of power pinching. But what weight was PAC when he turn margarito who rehydrated bac to 163 lb fight night . It was 144 lb manny who came in underweight 145 lb
Why he choose this weight? Be use its his fastest fighting weight. He had no trouble shredding margarito and a beat down. But remember this style is staying around and getting punch in returned.
The old manny was Oscar and PAC and before, where he boxed jump in punched and didn’t stay in the pocket he got out.
PAC lost Few but came back, he whole boxing was a case of he never beat this next fighter he too much. Speed is power I say Bradley get a beat down and UD or corner thrown in the towel.
“Jim Rich” Yeah you’re right you should bet your house and all your wealth so you will be rich within seconds after the fight!!! Live by the sword, die by the sword!!!Posted April 11, 2014 2:53 pm
@Martin Ali was ‘all that’ in his prime around 65-67. That was mischievious of me. It’s a shame he ‘lost’ some of his best years and that he didn’t look after himself better, or his team didn’t look after him better. He DID get the benefit of doubt with some decisions in the 70′s because of his name though, to the detriment of other boxers.Posted April 11, 2014 2:42 pm
Bet the house, you live by the sword or die by the sword, lol. Yeah its going be a tough close fight probably. My money would be put a couple hundred down on a draw, those always seem to pay off good once in a while, the fight could be that close. I actually though bradley seemed very compitent in the last fight even though he is perceived at getting a gift, so I think his A game this fight will give him an edge.Posted April 11, 2014 2:29 pm
yeah, great analysis!Posted April 11, 2014 2:28 pm
I envy you being there for Lewis-Holyfield II, though personally I found both fights frustrating because Lewis seemed to be thinking too much whenever he had Holyfield hurt rather letting his hands go and trying to finish the job. Lewis was a great fighter, no doubt, but could be way too tentative and cautious at times.
I think you’re going too far: Ali was indeed “all that”. I do agree with you that he tended to get away with a lot of stuff that referees should have warned him about and deducted points for, however. The fight with Foreman is a case in point: he shouldn’t have been allowed to get away with having his glove round the back of Foreman’s head so much, thereby constantly pulling him forward and off balance (even if you might say he was also doing it so that he could keep whispering stuff in Foreman’s ear).
However, even in that fight, what Ali did was astonishing — not so much the so-called “rope-a-dope” (which for me was not the story of the fight), but the way in which he picked Foreman apart with blindingly fast combinations while leaning back on the ropes and evading Foreman’s bombs.Posted April 11, 2014 2:26 pm
Look at the pic and you can see the loose flesh beneath Pacquiao’s chin, despite the scraggly goatee he’s using as camouflage. Even though The pac-man was robbed in the 1st fight, I have to pick Bradley to win the rematch legitimately this time around. The man has gone downhill since that 1st bout and has now become too long in the tooth to win against the young turks
Ken Norton beat Ali once for sure, broke his jaw, beat him maybe two times, maybe all three. Jimmy Young? Did he legit beat Ali? Ali beat a dumb Foreman. Joe Bugner went the distance with Ali two times. Cooper knocked him down. Leon Spinks beat him. Ali took way too much punishment, clinched a lot, grabbed a lot, didn’t work the body. He wasn’t all that when you look back at it, really. We just thought all of them were great back in the 70′s.Posted April 11, 2014 1:26 pm
TARK is right. Pac might have an edge if it IS close legitimately. Ali got quite a few decisions he shouldn’t have due to his ATG name!Posted April 11, 2014 1:16 pm
This is not a betting fight. The decision could go either way. Manny carries more power and has more experience. Also Pacquiao’s reputation as an ATG will give him a slight edge, such as it did Ali when he fought Norton, Young etc. Those close rounds will go to Pacquiao … most likely.
You could easily get 2 judges who just don’t like Pacquiao for whatever reason. That happened last time. The odds are that won’t happen twice in a row.
Bradley will be trained better. His ankles will be sound. He’s closer to his peak than Pacquiao. There’s a possibility that he does a really superb job of boxing, moving, and flurrying in spots…to the point where he scores a legitimate victory. It depends on if Pacquiao goes for the KO—which Tim wants him to do. Tim has been baiting and taunting Pacquiao for quite some time — possibly successfully.
Usually when you go for the KO you start putting strength and power on your punches. They become easier to read and avoid. If he can stay relaxed, loose, and focused, it becomes easy for a skilled boxer to counterpunch the crap out of a frustrated, angry, and swinging opponent.
It’s OK to get angry, but not to get hot. You need to attack with a cold, calculated rage — not a hot one. If Pac keeps his head and stays cool, he should win.Posted April 11, 2014 12:56 pm
The boxing powers-that-be are working hard to bring Manny back up hoping Floyd will be interested. Floyd doesn’t fight losers. So, yeah, Tim will win the fight but they will award the ‘W’ to Pac. Pac-Floyd will generate tons of money for all boxing folks. It is in everybody’s interest. But Pac has to regain his past standing.Posted April 11, 2014 12:53 pm
Manny to win. I like Tim Bradley too, but he didn’t deserve the decision in the first fight.Posted April 11, 2014 12:15 pm
Pacman has fallen off the horse, incky blincky, and bradley will do a number on him. Incky aks marquez knockout, Blinky Aka the concusion he had after the marquez knock out, and bradley aka I’m going to give you a date with mr sandman again. Pac man is not the pacman of old, he can talk all he wants but his recent performance have shown he is slipping. So pacman was fed a fight against a mismatch appoint to give the appearance he is the old manny but he is not. Brandley is as good, I’d say better than the first fight and is on his game. So look at last fight. Now this fight Bradley is better, manny is not better but worse off than before equals a unanimous decission win for bradley or maybe even a tko.Posted April 11, 2014 11:53 am
I agree, this rematch may end up having similarities to the Lewis/Holyfield fights. However, we have to wait and see how things play out Saturday night.Posted April 11, 2014 11:36 am
Whoa.. take his own life??… dumb thought… you have a wife and kids.. made a lot of money (for you) from that fight… It’s not Bradley’s fault he got the decision… instead of taking your life just do a rematch… which they are doing now. Bradley shouldn;t have ran his mouth after the fight saying he won… but he can’t be blamed for the victory. blame the judges.
That being said, I think Pac wins… maybe even by KOPosted April 11, 2014 11:21 am
Fights like this are Great for the fans……..Posted April 11, 2014 11:20 am
Could happen to Deserts Storm on Saturday nightPosted April 11, 2014 11:17 am
Your parody of an irrational and wildly besotted Pacquiao fanatic is getting less and less funny you know?Posted April 11, 2014 10:53 am
When the judges made Lewis vs Holyfield 1 a draw, there was a huge amount of controversy: just about everyone agreed that Lewis should have won won by UD.
In the rematch, Holyfield actually did a lot better, and the fight was much closer (such that a draw really wouldn’t have been controversial), yet Lewis got the UD. One couldn’t help thinking that the judges had been influenced by all the negative press and controversy following the first fight and so gave Lewis every round they could as if to compensate him for the perceived injustice of the first fight.
I wouldn’t be surprised if that this is what will happen in this case too: i.e. that Bradley will do much better this time, and that it will be a much closer fight (such that one could make a good case for Bradley having won it), but that Pacquiao will walk away with the UD.
I hope that doesn’t happen, and that if it goes to the cards the better fighter on the fight gets the nod (or that it’s a draw if it’s too close to call), but I won’t be surprised if it plays out the way I’ve suggested.
Would we then get Pacquiao vs Bradley 3?Posted April 11, 2014 10:52 am
Manny Pacquiao, the legend is all over the place. All the blogs, news headlines. The man is trending all over. Boxing is revived every time Manny Pacquiao is ready to fight. The world is on high alert as the P4P legend takes center stage. The PPV numbers are sky rocketing as we speak. This is as many observers call it, “The Fight of The Century.” No, this is not Ali Frazier, but this will be a classic that will stand on it’s own merit for centuries to come. Everyone that is anyone is here is Las Vegas to witness history. Bradley and his camp have been talking and posing for the cameras because no one really notices or cares about him. He’s just a fighter that is barely recognizable, and as usual, a fighter that Manny Pacquiao has made and put on the map as he has done so with Barrera, Morales, Pacquiao, Hatton. Margarito, Rios, Clottey, Diaz, Cotto and others. Manny is the draw and needs no one to help him reach those tremendous PPV numbers. Fans get ready to witness the thundersous ovation and Manny Mania at the weigh in today. Manny Pacquiao is here. Trust me on this, Manny is boxing. Manny is the best!Posted April 11, 2014 10:49 am
Ted “Theodore” Logan
Bradley loses unanamouslyPosted April 11, 2014 10:41 am
Bo Bo Olson
Turn off the sound, see the fight…not be told what some biased commentator tells you to think.Posted April 11, 2014 10:15 am
BTW, socks or no socks, Bradley was wearing hi-top boxing shoes, which offer ample ankle support–with or without socks–if they are properly laced up and tied. More likely than not, Bradley got a bunch of blisters on his feet because he didn’t wear socks, but he couldn’t admit to that because well, it just sounds stupid.Posted April 11, 2014 10:10 am
“What will be different the second time around with a healthy Timothy Bradley, and possibly an in better shape or at least mental sharper Pacquaio?”
Hmmm, wasn’t Bradley “healthy” when he stepped into the ring to begin his first fight with Pacquiao? How did Bradley get two injured ankles? By fighting Manny Pacquiao. The no-socks excuse is lame. It’s also BS. Tim twisted his right ankle as a result of a punch thrown by Pacquiao–it’s on video for all posterity. The plain fact is Manny ran Tim into the ground. Bradley couldn’t handle his workrate even though Pac was accused of fighting only a small portion of each round.
Wait til Manny amps it up in this next fight. Tim will have bum toes, ankles, wrists, fingers, neck and eyeballs. I just know it. Because he’ll forget his socks again.Posted April 11, 2014 10:07 am
“after death threats caused him to contemplate taking his own life.”
So, Bradley would rather kill himself than let someone else do it? LMAO! Oooohkaaaayyyy!!!Posted April 11, 2014 9:58 am
“After walking away lucky to be 2-0-1 in his fights with Juan Manual Marquez…”
This is a crock.Posted April 11, 2014 9:56 am
Khan’s Cuz Achmed
“Drugs, drugs, you gotta have drugs.” – Freddie RoachPosted April 11, 2014 9:34 am
Khan’s Cuz Achmed
Pac man all day. He won the first time. This time he will win by a wider margin if not get a devastating KO.Posted April 11, 2014 9:34 am
Pacquiao’s* a Celtic fan?!? he must be Defeated.Posted April 11, 2014 9:23 am
if its half as good as the hype then it should be a good fight.Posted April 11, 2014 9:21 am
Bradley has to win by KO because he won’t be given another decision if it’s close. I am not sure why Bradley has not gained any love by fans or the press or why he has never been pushed for bigger fights. He has taken a beating in a war and out lasted and old man. He could have fought Kahn, Broner, Alvarado, Juda, Ortiz and Rios instead of waiting for a big fight with Pacquaio. Fighting those guys would have legitimized your title and given you exposure to the boxing fans.Posted April 11, 2014 7:46 am
Pac winsPosted April 11, 2014 6:29 am
Just read that again
Is the author sure of these silly statements?Posted April 11, 2014 6:12 am
Bradley was going to take his own life . . . ?
Yeah right . .Posted April 11, 2014 6:09 am
Go pac!Posted April 11, 2014 5:59 am
Brazilian Boxing Fan
I believe Pacquiao will win.Posted April 11, 2014 5:44 am