Pac fought a very smart fight… Tim fought a very stupid fight.Posted April 13, 2014 2:24 am
Manny Pacquiao once again puts on one of the most brilliant boxing displays in the history of boxing. No he didn’t get the stoppage as I thought he would, but it was incredible to see him live. The MGM Grand was the most exciting venue I have ever seen. Cheers of “Manny “Manny” “Manny” was electrifying. I am nearly deaf due to the volume of fans cheering, yelling and screaming at every single punch Manny Pacquiao landed. This was a tough fight that had its ebbs and flows, and Bradley started off well, but Manny as great fighters do began to change things up and masterfully pick Bradley apart. Manny Pacquiao seemed to me a little over trained and his timing was off a bit, but he fought a great fight as usual and took back the the welterweight title and the P4P Boxing King title tonight. He will be even better in his next fight. I attended an after party for an hour and had to go get some sleep due to the high emotions, excitement and the joy of seeing the living legend display his boxing skills that will never come this way again once he’s gone. The speed, movement, fighting heart, mastery of the ring had me and the entire MGM crowd in awe. A fighter shouldn’t be able to do the things Manny Pacquiao does inside a ring. He’s a chess master, a Gretzky, a Willie Mays. Manny Pacquiao solidified himself as the greatest fighter of all time and the greatest athlete of all time. I wanted to chisel out a piece of the MGM Grand to commemorate this artist. I ran into Roy Jones Jr, Terrence Crawford, Chavez and many more athletes like Charles Barkley. Manny Pacquiao brought home the title and gave everyone in the world a reason to smile and celebrate. What a victory, what a victory, what a victory. Manny Pacquiao gave me a Birthday present that I will never forget. I was in the presence of greatness. You will never see another 8 division boxing champion again. Manny’s mother was a blessing to see. She loves her son to no ends and watched and prayed for her loving son. This brought tears to my eyes. And then to see her hug Timothy Bradley like she did is as touching as you will ever see. Jinkee must be smiling with true joy to to her wonderful husband win back and bring home to his wife, family and his people another championship. Boxing is Manny Pacquiao. The world will never be the same once the PEOPLE’S Champion leaves this wonderful sport. This is the sport that the poor can relate to the best. Struggles, mental toughness, hope for the future, survival, instinct, going another step when you don’t think you can, fighting until the end. This is boxing, and that’s why so many people love Manny Pacquiao. What we witnessed today is the most loved, treasured and admired athlete of all times come back after all the tough times he’s endured in the last few years. He could have retired for good, but he didn’t. He could have lost faith, but he didn’t. He could have blamed everyone for his tough times, but he didn’t. What he did was trust God and not let go of his faith. The road tonight was not an easy one to take. There was pain, uncertainty and some rough goings, but Manny kept his faith and fought his way to a victory for those people that need it most in life. Manny carried all of us on his shoulders tonight, and he did not let us down. People, it’s time you give Manny Pacquiao his credit even if you don’t like him. He’s a wonderful person, true champion and a man that loves God. Trust me on this. Manny is the best!Posted April 13, 2014 2:11 am
Yeah…I stated this on my Sunday night show as well…in my mind, this is a pick em fight, TARK.
I can’t wait to see how it unfolds!! Enjoy, brother!!Posted April 12, 2014 9:58 pm
Okay… You have the same prediction I do. We don’t know what these judges are going to do actually, so picking a SD is usually a reflection of that. It sure as Hell beats a draw.Posted April 12, 2014 9:49 pm
TARK: “Do you mean the story where you wrote the headline “Manny ready to KO Bradley” ???
Because the other stories from you I saw there didn’t feature a prediction.”
LOL…that was an interview with Freddie Roach and the handiwork of editor Lee Cleveland…he manipulates the titles of the article to help drive traffic
My prediction and analysis piece is in the front slide titled, “Head to Head”Posted April 12, 2014 8:49 pm
Do you mean the story where you wrote the headline “Manny ready to KO Bradley” ???
Because the other stories from you I saw there didn’t feature a prediction.Posted April 12, 2014 8:33 pm
I was being nice, TARK…if you notice, I start to hedge before we stopped shooting the footage.
If you want to see my prediction and analysis, you can check it out on the front page of “FightSaga” dot com.Posted April 12, 2014 8:03 pm
That means Tim could win.Posted April 12, 2014 7:52 pm
Herron says.., “You predict a mid to late round stoppage by Pacquiao and I agree.”
I don’t agree… We’ve been through this line of reasoning before. Haven’t we?
A decision could go either way. That means Tim would win. I believe Pac will get the D, but you don’t know what these judges will do. Nobody does. The way to play this fight from a betting standpoint is the same as Matthysse-Garcia … take the over. This has at least an 80% chance going 12 and nothing else is as solid.
There’s three questions to ask.. 1. How hard does Bradley hit? 2, How hard does Pacquiao hit at 147? 3, How tough are these guys? Those answers will give you your bet.Posted April 12, 2014 7:51 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)
If you watched PacMan vs. Rios, you saw MP fight the full three minutes of each round and beat BR to pulp. I mean… BR lost every single round; his face was swollen-up and deformed like the “elephant man” after that fight.
Tonight we will see the same activity out of MP. He will fight the full three minutes of each round and give Bradley the boxing lesson of his life. Both Roy Jones and Dan Rafael scored the first fight 11-1 for MP; I scored it 10-2 while most others had MP winning at least 9 rounds. I also think MP will be more aggressive and go for the kill in this fight because TB more than likely doesn’t have the power to hurt or stop him.
The end result will be MP beating TB, once again, by UD or late stoppage. Official Prediction: PacMan wins by UD and takes back his title and belt. However, it should still be more exciting than the first fight. Have a good night and enjoy the fights, fellas!!Posted April 12, 2014 6:37 pm
i take it the drug test went ok.Posted April 12, 2014 5:39 pm
COACH DITKA (BEARS)
I like the forecast of pacman stopping bradley for the first time in bradleys career tonightPosted April 12, 2014 5:12 pm
COACH DITKA (BEARS)
Hey Joe!!! good stuff as always!! Pendejo juice!! LOL!!!! funny stuff!!
great discussion on this fight. I concur im not convinced pac does not have it and i think pac is gonna be one a WARPATH tonight!!!Posted April 12, 2014 5:10 pm
Hecdog … U crazy coconut! Enjoy the fight my friend. I hope Manny gets the KO that u predict. Whatever happens though, Manny’s place among the legends of boxing is already secure.Posted April 12, 2014 3:53 pm
I agree about Pac not looking the same. Still he’s technically the better offensive fighter of the two. He gets a lot more torque on his punches than Bradley does. I may be Nit picking, but the cellulite on Pac’s triceps can’t be a good thing. Expecting him to be what he once was is too much to ask.Posted April 12, 2014 3:46 pm
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 3:37 pm
Tumbo: “this has suddenly become an intriguing if not PPV-worthy headline bout. i just hope it doesn’t turn into the boxing equivalent of a pitching duel, which i Love in baseball but not PPV title-bouts.”
I like the baseball analogy…if you want to learn more about the undercard and the odds on each bout, you can check out my article on “FightSaga” dot com
I offer my readers a synopsis of what to expect in each match-up. All four bouts are very competitive and four world titles are on the line on tonight’s PPV.
Enjoy!!Posted April 12, 2014 3:26 pm
Anonymous, Honolulu Hawaii far from p.I have then as friends at work. But Iam local mix guy. Use to be a sparing partner a while back. watching PAC fight started from the Mexican days.never was into Floyd defensive style of fighting. As back then they were ton of good exciting fighter.Posted April 12, 2014 3:24 pm
Btw, Largo also has an interesting spin on Pacquiao’s* compromised chin-resistance resulting in his KO prediction for Bradley. combined with Manny’s* less-than-chiseled appearance, what seemed like a distinct long-shot a few weeks ago now seems like a distinct possibility.Posted April 12, 2014 2:41 pm
Roach after coaching prov has another chance with PAC fight Bradley. Right smack in the action. Roach may be too blunt but his record will go down as one of the greatest boxing trainer. And as he say he spend all his time in boxing. I heard he train 5 fighter in a single day all differently. Not to mention all his fighter he has train. I go back and get the list it’s amazing.Posted April 12, 2014 2:40 pm
“I really am not sure how this one’s going to turn out!!” i agree with that assessment but the weigh-in compels me to give the edge to Bradley. Pacquiao* has never been that smart a fighter and suddenly having to rely and work with what seems to me a conspicuously different (if no depleted) platform diminishes concern about his explosive fists. the speed may still be there but I’m seriously beginning to wonder about his potency and durability. conversely, based on the weigh-in, my confidence in Bradley’s potency and durability has increased. he’s still no KO puncher but we’ve all seen Bradley sting, pummel, and TKO stronger and bigger opponents before including Provodnikov who he stung and buckled a couple of times in their bout. my carnal finally anted-up and we’ll probably get there just in time for the main event or at least the championship round. this has suddenly become an intriguing if not PPV-worthy headline bout. i just hope it doesn’t turn into the boxing equivalent of a pitching duel, which i Love in baseball but not PPV title-bouts.Posted April 12, 2014 2:36 pm
“Tim Bradley has improved with every fight” Really? Seeing the way that Provodnikov repeatedly pounded Bradley, I have to believe that Bradley learned next to nothing in his fight against Manny.Posted April 12, 2014 2:26 pm
*= Greatest fighter of the decade, 2000-09.Posted April 12, 2014 2:19 pm
We’ll find out tonight, Tumbo!!
I love big fight night!! In my mind, this is a pick ‘em match up. Both guys are a lot more evenly matched this time.
I really am not sure how this one’s going to turn out!!Posted April 12, 2014 2:18 pm
meanwhile, Pacquiao* is the same fighter but his potency has declined in direct proportion to the increased quality of opponents he’s now obliged to face having already picked-off all of the low-hanging fruit in $ight. these pundits seem to forget that Pacquiao* has failed to close the show v. seriously hurt and/or intimidated opponents several times, e.g., can you imagine what a prime Marquez or Bradley would’ve done with a 3-KD first-round headstart? not CHOKE in historic fashion. Pacquiao* also seemed impotent in his rematch v. a defensive-minded Barrera. he was also unable to decisively defeat an injured Bradley. shilling aside, Pacquiao* has a history of being unable to finish top-notch opponents. even those he manages to seriously hurt. Pacquiao* hits a glass ceiling and simply defaults to staring, swaying, and lunging. it’s not about lack of killer-instinct. it’s all about lack of boxing skills and a closer’s touch.Posted April 12, 2014 2:17 pm
just returned from the barber shop, and was surprised to discover that nobody was willing to bet money on Pacquiao*(?!). not even the designated Pacquiao* fan. everyone also noted Manny’s* conspicuous mortal appearance at the weigh-in, which has become the most intriguing aspect of this matchup. will there be a difference in his performance? will his punches suddenly lack potency? will he have the same resistance v. a supremely-conditioned and chiseled and motivated Bradley? i think “Desert Storm” is gonna make it rain punches to find out.Posted April 12, 2014 2:10 pm
I watch prov. and Bradley fight last night, learn two things. Bradley is open to the right hook over Tim left jab. And the left hook over Tim right hand, why because Bradley head is straight up behind the punches, also his corner was threatening Tim badly to stop the fight if Tim don’t start boxing and moving, said it on camera too he has no problem stopping the fight if Tim is taking punishments.
Thanks for the kind words, Gary…glad to see you on the board.
I don’t know if I would categorize Tim’s performance against Provo as an improvement.
Don’t be surprised if you see Tim take the lead more often in this fight. If you remember, he used to take the lead often…actually, most of the time.
Anything can and often does happen in the ring.
Can’t wait to call this fight tonight!!
718-506-1506Posted April 12, 2014 1:23 pm
Great video Joseph! Since their fist meeting two years ago Tim Bradley has improved with every fight whereas Manny has been brutally Knocked out and then opted to fight the loser of Alvarado v Rios. If trailing desire and performance is any indicator I have to pick my man Desert Storm to win tonight’s battle by KO. The WBO sent Pac a clear message that he is no longer going to be rewarded for last minute flurries so he’s going to push himself to work early and to a place that leaves him susceptible for the “counter, turn and attack” sequences Bradley’s developed vs Provo and JMM. The only question in my mind is will Tim jump on those opportunities with conviction early and get the packaged delivered before the last third of the fight. Even if he is a little less than perfect tonight, Bradley by KO round 9.Posted April 12, 2014 1:17 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
Another good job Joseph. I believe Manny will destroy Tim, easily…Posted April 12, 2014 12:39 pm
Bradley said he wanted to see what it felt like to fight with no socks on like Tyson
Why not try getting a feel by walking around the supermarket first
Rather that trying it in the most important fight of your career
Because there are so many people that don’t understand why Bradley told Pacquiao that he doesn’t have it anymore, and the fire is gone; let me explain. If he’d lost both feet vs Marquez or Provodnikov, he would’ve got KO’d. He’s saying if Pacquiao had lost both feet in their fight, he would have KO’d Pacquiao. He’s saying that after hurting both feet that Pacquiao didn’t really do anything. He didn’t he even really hurt him, much less knock him out; therefore, either the fire is gone or Pacquiao doesn’t have it anymore. I understand why Bradley is saying this. Put those two bad feet on Pacquiao and either Marquez, Bradley, or Provodnikov would certainly have stopped him.Posted April 12, 2014 11:59 am