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TARK

@ Martin.., You may be going to an “executive boxing” gym where they don’t have any competitive athletes. You have to join a authentic boxing gym where they take boxing very serious and have scores of good boxers. I’m bigger than you, and when I first started boxing I had to drive over 100 miles round trip to get to the only gym where competitive heavyweights were available to spar with. It was well worth it.

If you beat your spar mates up they’ll stop working with you, even if they’re world ranking professional heavyweights. If you’re great big and tall, damned good and fast, and punch super hard??? Concentrate more on defense, footwork, speed, and touches rather than blowing spar mates away. You can always let them know you can bring it by giving them a taste if they start swinging haymakers at you.

Posted April 16, 2014 10:15 pm 


moonshineman

Bradley is a class act. Bradley made a lot of fans by the way he handled defeat.

Posted April 16, 2014 6:06 pm 


Martin

@Hecdog

I don’t mean to get you all hot and bothered here with wild fantasies, but seriously: imagine Pacquiao said he wanted you to be his second wife, but that he’d need you to have a sex change. Would you accept?

Posted April 16, 2014 6:01 am 


Martin

“You can’t box a heavy bag dummy. You box a person who hits back.”

Okay, then I practice boxing techniques. Is that acceptable to you, or would you like me to rephrase it again?

And how would you like me to refer to “shadow boxing”? After all, it can’t be any type of boxing, since shadows don’t tend to punch back.

In any case, I’d be more than happy to fight “a person who hits back”, but no one seems willing, and those who have in the past have not managed to stay on their feet for long.

Posted April 16, 2014 5:59 am 


Hecdog

I can say with almost 100% certainty that Manny Pacquiao is the greatest fighter to ever live. His accomplishments, impact and influence on the sport and the great fighters he defeated leave no doubt in my mind that he is at the top. If you take in all the other factors like amateur experience, quality of trainer and access to quality gyms with quality fighters to work with, Manny is without a doubt the best ever. Can anyone imagine just how much greater Manny would have become if he had been raised in a boxing family like the Mayweathers along with the amateur experience and training in the Untied States. These missing pieces only make Manny Pacquiao stand head and shoulders above all past and present fighters. Manny Pacquiao learned to fight on his own. He became the only 8 division Boxing champion in history. He is at the top, and that accomplishment will never be duplicated again, trust me. A prime Manny Pacquiao had faster hands, better punching power, better agility and movement and more stamina than any fighter in history. If Manny had decided to stay at his best weight(140) that he can still make easily, no one would have ever beaten him. Manny is a miracle man to have stepped up and competed and defeated all those fighters in higher weight classes. Manny Pacquiao pound for pound IMHO is better than SR Robinson, SR Leonard. JC Chavez, H Armstrong, Kostya Tzyu, Tyson, Ali, RJ Junior, F Mayweather and others. Fans all remember Manny’s Reign of Terror as he tore through Barrera, Marquez, Hatton, De La Hoya, Margarito, Cotto, Clottey, Diaz, Mosely and others. His fights were the most action packed and exciting ever. Fans flocked from all over the world just to see him fight. Manny Pacquiao has always fought to make his fans happy. He is a warrior that challenged himself and never ran from anyone. Great fighters like Tyson, Roy Jones, Larry Holmes, Marvin Hagler, JC Chavez, Bradley, James Toney, Lennox Lewis, Roberto Duran and many more boxing legends have continually praised Manny Pacquiao. Fighters from all eras ahve been complimentary of this great iconic legend, and that speaks volumes about Manny Pacquiao the fighter and the man. Boxing fans today are lucky to have seen this once in a life time master piece of a fighter step into the ring and display his brilliance, greatness and unbelievable talent. Manny s more than a Picasso, more than a President, more than prodigy. Manny Pacquiao is boxing. I can still see the beautiful face of Dionesia Pacquiao cheering her son on with all of her passion, emotions and love for her son. She had a cross and her picture of baby Jesus as she was concerned for her son and prayed to God that Manny would not be hurt. There is nothing more touching and beautiful than to see a mother praying for her son and feeling each and every punch as if she was being hit. Manny Pacquiao should be proud to have such a loving and caring mother. Dionesia Pacquiao is a blessed lady to have given birth to the greatest fighter in boxing history. Trust me on this. Manny is the best ever!

Posted April 16, 2014 2:19 am 


Martin, the real one

My real surname is Nievera.. Be My Lady, dude!

Posted April 15, 2014 6:46 pm 


D

“I’ve always boxed regularly (by e.g. hitting heavy bags)”

You can’t box a heavy bag dummy. You box a person who hits back.

Posted April 15, 2014 4:42 pm 


Martin

@carytop

Hi Martin. I replied to you on the other thread, with an apology, and to say many thanks for changing your moniker. I only insulted you because I thought someone was deliberately using “my” name.

And no, I haven’t fought, if you mean in the ring (plenty outside it). I’ve always boxed regularly (by e.g. hitting heavy bags) to keep fit, stay sharp and make sure I can look after myself (and because I enjoy it), but no one I’ve ever met in a gym has been keen to spar with me (I weigh 16+ stone, skilful, and bang very hard).

You? Are you going to tell me you’re Martin Murray?

Posted April 15, 2014 3:43 pm 


vice ganda

Im really Hecdog

Posted April 15, 2014 1:54 pm 


carytop

Martin the original one you seem to think a bit highly of yourself. Ever actually fought?

Posted April 15, 2014 1:53 pm 


Martin (the original one)

Somebody is posting under my name again. Please refrain. I don’t much like having idiotic remarks attributed to me.

Posted April 15, 2014 9:59 am 


TARK

Two judges had the first Pac-Marq fight 10 points apart… That goes to show what a wide gap of thinking there is in judges’ minds.

Posted April 15, 2014 1:35 am 


TARK

te tumbo… Both posts are mine and are both correct.

What I should have said is Marquez won the first 3 Pacquiao fights by 1 or 2 points each on my card. One or more points doesn’t quite say how close they all were..

The 2nd fight was the closest and a one point margin on my card.. They were all extremely close.. Maybe the 1st fight was 3 points, maybe 2 points, I can’t remember. I remember thinking Marquez would get the D at the end.. and thinking the referee should stop it after the 3rd knockdown because he couldn’t avoid the left handers… Then thinking, “No… he seems OK.”

The 2nd fight I didn’t have an idea what the judges might do it was so close. The third fight was 2 points but Marquez’s rounds were more dominant.. he landed harder. I thought he’d get the D, but it was close.

Posted April 15, 2014 1:29 am 


Hecdog

The BUZZ continues after Manny Pacquiao’s clear victory over a tough, hungry and more experienced Timothy Bradley. There are still those that still questioned the greatest fighter of this era and possibly the greatest fighter of all time. People need to realize that Manny Pacquiao has not taken an easy fight in the last 11 years. He has been in the most exciting fights of all time. This is a warrior with the physique of a natural light weight that has had to be forced to eat to make the weight. This is a small man in stature that challenged himself to take on the best and he beat them all. He could have easily stayed at 130 and never lost a fight, but he chose to be great and took risks and challenges through 8 weight classes. Unbelievable!!!!! Manny Pacquiao won last Saturday’s Mega Fight against Timothy Bradley, and he may have not looked like the Manny of old, but he still dominated. Yes he’s 35 years old, and the years of hard work and preparation may have worn on him a bit, but don’t think for one second he can’t beat Floyd Mayweather because he can. All great fighters like Manny Pacquiao still have it in them to put on a great performance. Remember, Bradley was familiar with Manny Pacquiao’s style because he went 12 rounds with him before so he has some familiarity with Manny’s unique style. The same goes for Marquez. They spent time in their with the legend. Floyd Mayweather has none. Manny Pacquiao would have Floyd Mayweather running, stumbling and holding on for dear life. Great fighters can do special things when put to the test. Manny is more than just a great fighter. He seems like he’s off balance at times, but he can hit you from anywhere. He looks small, but can hurt you at any time in a fight. He has great movement that can befuddle you at any time. Manny has the ability to change a fight at any time. He doesn’t have to destroy you to win. He can box, move or simply destroy you in a fight. Manny went from fighting a former champion in Rios, and boxing magnificently to fighting a P4P fighter that was unbeaten, and was out fought and out boxed throughout the fight. As I have always stated, Manny Pacquiao beats anyone on a one fight basis. His style is to complex to figure out, and Floyd Mayweather wants no part of Manny for this reason. Floyd Mayweather knows that he can’t compete with a great fighter like Manny Pacquiao. He won’t risk it or take a chance on losing, which he would. Boxing fans, Manny Pacquiao is the most celebrated and influential prize fighter that has ever lived. We don’t have to see PPV numbers to see the impact he has on peoples lives all over the world. Millions upon millions of Manny Pacquiao fans will never get to see him fight live or on TV because they can’t afford it or don’t have access to getting to venue where the fight is being shown. Manny Pacquiao crosses all boundaries when it comes to popularity. No one will account for those fans living in impoverished neighborhoods around the world. Manny is their only hope. He fights for justice. Manny Pacquiao cannot be denied his greatness by anyone. His character as a man and as a fighter is unblemished. This is a man of God that was put in this position for a reason, and he’s helping those in need. I think it’s time to stand up and salute the great Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao. Excuse me for a brief moment as I stand and salute as many of you will also………………..Trust me on this, Manny is the best!

Posted April 15, 2014 12:33 am 


te tumbo

TARK, both posts are yours. which one is correct?

Posted April 15, 2014 12:25 am 


te tumbo

“My scorecards? I’m not judging those fights. Marquez had to impress the professional judges who judged those fights. They were generally split in their opinions because the fights were so close. JMM couldn’t get any real separation. Except for fight IV of course.”

“Tumbo.., I agree that Marquez was looking for the KO shot. It was a thing of beauty. I had JMM winning each of the 3 previous fights by a point or more”.
Posted April 9, 2014 5:21 pm

Huh?

Posted April 15, 2014 12:24 am 


K.C.

Tumba, stfu moron!!

Posted April 14, 2014 10:28 pm 


TARK

te tumbo.., “Wtf are you talking about? I predicted a Marquez win for I, II, and III and a KO for IV, which validate your scorecards for the same bouts.”

My scorecards? I’m not judging those fights. Marquez had to impress the professional judges who judged those fights. They were generally split in their opinions because the fights were so close. JMM couldn’t get any real separation. Except for fight IV of course.

Posted April 14, 2014 9:59 pm 


Hidalgo

“Btw, i also posted that IF Pacquiao* did win, Bradley simply isn’t that great. last Saturday night’s results prove me correct again”

That’s just another attempt of yours, te tumbo*, to minimize Pacquiao and his latest victory, in any way you can. But you saying so doesn’t make it true.

Bradley is an elite fighter who has established himself at the elite level. Even Thurman, Alexander, Broner, Ortiz, and Guerrero have not achieved or been recognized as being elite fighters. Besides that, Bradley earned his elite status by beating opponents such as Pacquiao, Marquez, Provodnikov, Casamayor, Alexander, Abregu, Peterson, Campbell, Holt, Witter, and Vazquez.

Bradley earned his position and status the hard way and in impressive fashion. You can try to piss on him all you want te tumbo*, but Bradley’s record speaks for itself as does Manny’s.

Manny Pacquiao beat a great fighter last night. You’ll just have to get used to that fact, te tumbo*.

Posted April 14, 2014 9:51 pm 


Hidalgo

“Pacquiao was nearly killed by Marquez.”

Says who? What doctor or medical report said that? Where’d you get your info?

Posted April 14, 2014 9:40 pm 


Martin

Pacquiao was nearly killed by Marquez. You dont completely recover from that.

Posted April 14, 2014 9:37 pm 


WarZ

It’s Floyd’s fans dream that Mayweather will dominate Pacquiao but the problem is Mayweather himself doesn’t see it that way. That is why he is reluctant to fight.

Posted April 14, 2014 8:40 pm 


WarZ

Pacman wins and it sends shiver to Floyd fans’ spine. Whatever you say.

Posted April 14, 2014 8:34 pm 


te tumbo

Pacquiao’s* decline has been in direct proportion to the decline of his physical appearance . . . Suspect.

Posted April 14, 2014 7:17 pm 


drx

No doubt pacman has declined, speed and power is not what it used to be.
impressive win tho, winning on heart and toughness.
I belived pac could beat mayweather but now it’s to late.
Mayweather looks better than ever, suspicious

Posted April 14, 2014 7:16 pm 


te tumbo

TARK, your praise for Pacquiao* has been muted ever since his BRUTAL KO loss at the fist of Marquez. one somewhat underwhelming win and your muscling your way into the driver’s seat of St. Pacquiao’s* bandwagon once again (lol). Btw, one explanation for Pacquiao’s* mortal appearance that was discussed at the fight-gathering i went too was that he’s weaning himself off of PEDs to comply with Mayweather’s unavoidable anti-doping challenge(?). makes sense but all i KNOW is that Pacquiao’s* physique wasn’t as cut, ripped, or popping as it’s been ever since he moved to 135lbs. care to speculate? . . . of course you don’t.

Posted April 14, 2014 6:24 pm 


te tumbo

Btw, i also posted that IF Pacquiao* did win, Bradley simply isn’t that great. last Saturday night’s results prove me correct again. are you prepared to classify this as an FOY candidate? why not? your response to that questions will explain why neither Bradley or Pacquiao* are that great. just very good contenders and titlists in what is already Mayweather’s division.

Posted April 14, 2014 6:18 pm 


te tumbo

“The bottom line is you were wrong about your anti-Pacquiao prediction as usual..” Wtf are you talking about? I predicted a Marquez win for I, II, and III and a KO for IV, which validate your scorecards for the same bouts. also, suit yourself. perhaps you were reyling on the HBO Shill Crew but Bradley undoubtedly at-Least 4 of the first 5 rounds and Pacquiao* seemed to be getting noodly-armed by the 5th. only because Bradley inexplicably took his foot off the pedal was Pacquiao* able to regain control of the bout. ultimately, i could care less about the accuracy of my predictions. i’m just a fight-fan. i have nothing to prove. what’s your excuse?

Posted April 14, 2014 6:15 pm 


TARK

Tumbo.., Tim wasn’t landing anything at will.. He didn’t win the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th rounds, so I’m not sure how objective your scoring is. Bradley was missing a ton of punches and that’s not landing at will.

The bottom line is you were wrong about your anti-Pacquiao prediction as usual.. Everyone knows you hate Pacquiao. You were even looking forward to massive underdog Rios flattening the extremely popular battler.

You’re more biased against Pac than Vivek is — and that’s almost impossible. VW made a dumb prediction, a KO, but at least he had the right winner.

Posted April 14, 2014 5:58 pm 


soda pop

Get him Hecdog

Posted April 14, 2014 5:54 pm 


moonshineman

TARK

What’s obvious in Pac-Brad II is Tim had a stupid game plan…

If you can’t punch, you don’t try to KO a tough 20-year veteran who’s at the top of his game … and an acknowledged ATG fighter.

If you can box… which Tim proved he could vs Marquez… You do that.
Posted April 14, 2014 5:11 pm

Styles make fights is the only reason Pacquiao ever had with Marquez. If Pacquiao would fight Marquez on the outside, he wouls easily beat him. We all saw how easily Bradley beat Marquez using that game plan.

Posted April 14, 2014 5:49 pm 


te tumbo

i gave Bradley 4/5 first rounds and then his entire fight-plan went haywire. not that his brawling fight-plan was the best but it was winning and Pacquiao* even seemed to be wilting by the 5th. at which point, Bradley lapsed into improvisational and incoherent B.S. too bad. not only were Pacquiao’s* punches not having the desired effect, Tim was also landing equally underwhelming powershots almost at will, which would have nudged the reluctant scorecards in his direction. anyway, Pacquiao’s* mortal appearance will bolster a promotional push to confirm a desperately-needed $howdown v. Mayweather on “Money’s” terms, which should still be enough to give Pacquiao* breathing-room with his financial troubles.

Posted April 14, 2014 5:42 pm 


TARK

What’s obvious in Pac-Brad II is Tim had a stupid game plan…

If you can’t punch, you don’t try to KO a tough 20-year veteran who’s at the top of his game … and an acknowledged ATG fighter.

If you can box… which Tim proved he could vs Marquez… You do that.

Posted April 14, 2014 5:11 pm 


Hecdog

Manny Pacquiao is Boxing’s most important and influential prize fighter today. There is no comparison. Manny routinely fights the best of his era, and put son a show. The fight everyone has been wanting to see for 6 years will never happen. The drug testing issues have been resolved a long time ago. The truth is that Floyd Mayweather truly FEARS Manny Pacquiao. Sparring partners that have been in there with both all say the same thing. Manny is something special. You can’t see his punches, his movement and angles he throws punches at are incredible. And his power is destructive. Floyd’s family (dad, uncles) have been outspoken for years regarding Floyd’s safty if he were to fight Manny Pacquiao. It’s out in the open now. Floyd Mayweather has ruined his already tarnished image forever. Never has a boxing champion been questioned by so many of his own peers. Manny Pacquiao continues to earn more credibility and admiration by taking on the best in boxing. He has nothing to prove. Manny Pacquiao proved to the world that he fights for the fans. He gives 100% each and every time, and he’s not afraid to take chances. The 15,000 plus fans at the MGM Grand watched a living legend put on a show that no one will ever forget. Manny Pacquiao will never be forgotten. He has never had an easy fight. The best ever. Trust me on this.

Posted April 14, 2014 4:36 pm 


moonshineman

I think Pacquiao and Roach are very satisfied with the way Pacquiao is fighting. Why change what is working.

Posted April 14, 2014 4:05 pm 


soda pop

bradley lost this fight for all the wrong reasons.His trainer should of known better, if he had fought the fight as he did in the first this might have had a different outcome.just because marquez k.o paqiou silly doesnt mean bradley could do the same.grant it he stunned paqiou but he couldve done more damage boxing a bit more intelligent.Bradley is not one demensional and should have not came to the fight feeling he needed a k.o to win.somehow i feel like after marquez paqiou 5 will get bradley vs paqiou 3…..the smoke is starting to clear.

Posted April 14, 2014 2:51 pm 


Mike Tyson

Proof Floyd vs maidana fight. go head bet on Floyd winning the fight
bet 1,000 , then Floyd win you get 100 dollar, it be a UD win for Floyd if he excape the ko as maidana isn’t a boxer / punches like Bradley or PAC and build 500 punches landed or points.

Posted April 14, 2014 2:36 pm 


Mike Tyson

You can’t judge PAC speed by the second fight, the logic is all wrong, if you judge PAC speed by his first fight he beating Bradley by a UD is proof he faster, or he wouldn’t win.

If you judge PAC speed from cotto ,margarito, Mosley, etc. these fighter are slower that Bradley maybe B-rated fighter then, Bradley speed which is as fast as Floyd or even faster, made PAC look not as fast, as the advantage speed gave him over B-rated fighter.

Bradley was undefeated and a prime fighter his coffadance was sky high, and nobody would have ko him. Not prov, full out contact 4+ times not PAC , not Marquez , not Floyd , not maidana ,
The only way to beat Bradley is to out punch him PAC did just that. PAC was at his fastest weight 145 lb

Bradley fighting Floyd would have gone to the decision as he throwing over 1,000 punches a fight.
Floyd doesn’t like fighter like this, he want slow slugger that can’t build points and he just ex cape the ko and win as touchable in a UD. How many fight we have seen this

Your only as good as your opponate, what the odds for the maidana fight 10-1 Floyd .they are not dumb .And fooled

Posted April 14, 2014 2:27 pm 


hecubus

teepee – and what does that say about mayweather? he calls all of his own shots and continues to makes excuses as to why the fight wont happen.

Posted April 14, 2014 2:22 pm 


teepee

Arum is a joke and pac don’t have the balls to stand up to him Bob make the same old fights for pac let’s see pac fight somebody he hasn’t beat over and over

Posted April 14, 2014 1:23 pm 


Love-the-Sport

I apologize to ESB but I have no idea what the f*ck this author is trying to say …

Is this author writing in Spanish and then the meaning was lost in translation.

It is very confusing.

Does he think boycotting a boxing event a good idea?

What the f*ck is this guy talking about?

Posted April 14, 2014 12:43 pm 


rich

Manny whupped Tim two times, two times as the Fugees might have said…

Posted April 14, 2014 12:05 pm 


Titopa

Just as I said, win or lose Pacquiao will not look good…and he didn’t. He looked slower than ever, he wasn’t very sharp and he looked to have tired a bit mid way through the fight. NO WAY will this version of Pacquiao beat Floyd, he won’t even be competitive.

Posted April 14, 2014 12:04 pm 


verlaine37

If Arum was upset at the numbers- he should ask himself
why he surrounded such an event with a pathetic undercard
that brought scant few buyers into the fold.

Posted April 14, 2014 11:40 am 


Livershot

Maidana earned his fight with Mayweather by beating up a cheap imitation in Broner. Until the beat down, Broner was giving himself along with some media the title of next big thing. WRONG! Can lightning strike twice? I doubt it because Mayweather is just to damn good even at his age. Mayweather vs Maidana will not do better than Mayweather vs Alvarez in dollars. the only other name that will make bigger money is Pacquiao but for whatever reason that fight will never happen. Bradley/Pacquiao II didn’t make money because Bradley doesn’t have a fan base, he is and was regarded as a “Accidental Champion”. The second fight was damn near the same. Maidana/Mayweather has the lure of can Maidana do it again? Is this the fight Mayweather gets old? Is this the fight Mayweather gets clipped? Then you have the drama/chance of Amir Khan getting KOed again. Pacquiao vs Broner in September.

Posted April 14, 2014 9:14 am 


astig

I think manny is the greatest boxer of all time.

Posted April 14, 2014 8:49 am 


BOB ARUM

Am I dead yet?

Posted April 14, 2014 8:35 am 


itachi

Bradley is just looking for 1 big lucky punch. Lyk marquez. Cuz they knw is hard to win a round against pacman. Bradley is throwing to many wild punches…

Posted April 14, 2014 7:06 am 


JSL

Mayweather/Maidana will probably end up doing better box office wise than Pacquiao/Bradley II. But having said that I think the gross will still be significantly less than it was for Mayweather/Alvarez. Even though it turned out to be a dud that fight at least had the build up of a super fight. But no means does Floyd/Maidana have a super fight feel.

Posted April 14, 2014 6:14 am 


JSL

I think Top Rank and Golden Boy both share the blame for boxing’s current problems.

Posted April 14, 2014 6:12 am 


Anonymous

bradleys balance was a joke.must have had the wrong socks on again.

Posted April 14, 2014 5:12 am 


Ray Ray

Poor display on Arums behalf…..boycott Mayweather? Ha ha ha. Won’t happen no matter who wants it 2.

Posted April 14, 2014 5:07 am 


R.Jones Jr.

but who says Floyd won’t fight Manny

Posted April 14, 2014 5:06 am 


R.Jones Jr.

This is a good analysis article, direct to the point

Posted April 14, 2014 5:05 am 


Ray Ray

I thought it was a good fight….both went well manny went better.

Posted April 14, 2014 5:03 am 


Rich

PetangoTwat….Let me help you with your vocabulary..”Diipinds on my promotor” should read “Depends on my promoter”….I am not being facetious…but your spelling is not very good for an eight year old…..

Posted April 14, 2014 4:53 am 


Rich

Bradley has never been a pushover,he put up a great fight and if it didn’t suit you so what…Pacq is the first Octuple champion in the world,who Bradley beat first time around…..Some people get of on dissing Manny…But he got that record from somewhere and he got it in the ring….

Posted April 14, 2014 4:41 am 


Reality

Why has the author put speech marks around lots of words? The crap punctuation and grammar on here is shocking. I know it’s a boxing site but no need to have awful, mistake ridden articles. Also the article is dumb and lame.

Posted April 14, 2014 4:21 am 


gruvemeister

This is a terribly written article…

Posted April 14, 2014 3:52 am 


Fate1

What’s obvious is that pacquiao cannot defeat mayweather. Bradley may have lost the fight but he definitely exposed a lot of pacquiao’s flaws. A fighter like mayweather who has a way better defense than Bradley . Mayweather is taller , has several inches in reach and is arguably the best counter puncher in the game. I just can’t see pacquiao beating Floyd . Floyd is to calculated . He would kill manny with jabs and right hands all night. Plus Floyd has way better movement and balance than Bradley . Pacquiao is not the same fighter from a few years ago and mayweather is exactly if not better than he was a few years ago.

Posted April 14, 2014 3:22 am 


PutangInaMoPacquiao

DIPINDS ON MY PROMOTOR, BOB ARUM!!!

The words of the cowardmudderfukcker Manny Pacquiao!!!

Posted April 14, 2014 2:49 am 


Beto colo

People we can say all we want. Pacquiao is better, Floyd is better. But we all as a box fan deserve to have that fight that Floyd is been avoiding for so long.

Posted April 14, 2014 2:04 am 


Hecdog

What more is left to say about the legendary Manny Pacquiao. Last night’s fight against Timothy Bradley showed Manny’s ability not to be reckless, but patient and calculating. Manny’s timing seemed to be a little off, but he went for it on several occasions. At one point throwing and landing 10 or more punches. The speed was there as were Manny’s tremendous legs. He often moved and had Timothy swinging at air. There were many fantastic toe to toe exchanges, and Bradley connected solidly early in the fight even staggering Manny, but Manny would not let this fight get away from him. This was his moment to get redemption for the tragic unfair loss that he had unjustly received by a bunch of inept boxing judges. This was Manny’s opportunity to show the doubters in the boxing world that his time was not yet over as he had stated. There were times when Manny seemed a bit off with his punches. His timing and accuracy were also a little off, but he kept fighting and landing many clean and effective punches on a more difficult Timothy Bradley. Bradley was more confident, used excellent defense, and tried pushing the pace early as he threw many hard shots to Manny’s head and body. Both warriors let their best punches go. Manny Pacquiao at age 35 put it all together in the final rounds and brought the fans to their feet. Was this the best Manny Pacquiao we’ve seen, probably not. Was he over trained or just simply showing signs of father time catching up. Regardless, now is the time to give Manny Pacquiao his just due. This warrior has given boxing fans some of the greatest fights in boxing history. At times it was difficult to see who was fighting harder, Manny Pacquiao or his mother Dionesia. This lady was picking up the pace as each round ended. She used every ounce of energy as she tried willing her son to victory. This was a very touching moment as we saw mother and son both trying to bring home a victory. On the other side was Timothy Bradley. A courageous fighter with a desire to win that would not quit until it was over. Timothy is a classy young man that also deserves a lot of credit. He redeemed himself by sharing his honest thoughts on the winner. He gave all that he had, and admitted it wasn’t good enough on this night. He gained a lot of fans. Where does Manny go from here? I’m not sure. Marquez? Provodnikov? Garcia? Porter? Who knows. What we do know is that Floyd Mayweather will not be next. He will forever be remembered as the fighter that robbed fight fans of a Mega Fight. Only he knows the real answers. Manny Pacquiao has fought the best of his time and beaten them all. It’s time for all fans to recognize this fierce warrior. He’s gone through tough times inside and outside the boxing ring, and he’s always come out on top. Manny Pacquiao accomplished his mission on April 12th. He now has to decide what he does from here. Both Jinkee and Manny’s high spirited want him to retire. I hope he makes the right choice himself and his family. Manny will one day be missed by everyone, trust me on this. Manny is the best!

Posted April 14, 2014 1:20 am 


srminimo

Both guys deserve a lot of respect for this fight. Tim knew he had to do something different to win this fight and decided to go for broke and really tried to blast Pac early. Pac started timid (who can blame him, he was put to sleep two fights ago and Bradley was throwing bombs) but he did something we’re more used to seeing from Floyd: he adjusted to the situation and took control in the mid rounds. In the end it was impossible for Tim to keep up that pace and Pac showed he can still take a shot, he’s still got plenty of speed and he can still fight 12 rounds at a pretty good pace.

Posted April 14, 2014 12:36 am 


Adrian

Slipped * not sliced damn autocorrect

Posted April 14, 2014 12:28 am 


Adrian

I am tired of these so called ” experts” who know nothing I mean nothing about boxing just know gossips and how to be biased ….
>Newsflash< paqiao is not back he is the same maybe sliced a bit since his prime but that's it. , just because he got caught with Marquez it dosent mean automatically he is done in contrary it was Marquez who looked old to me in the last fight with PAC and PAC was for the first time on the way of stoping him the only difference was that PAC mission was to stop Marquez and prove once and for all he can do it and that backfired on him. , that's all to it !

Posted April 14, 2014 12:28 am 


chandra

your comment is all BS – tell mayweather to do the taking in the ring with pacman – you will see every time he talk, he will get a punch in his mouth – you don’t see mayweather is like Donal – duck – you should cover his face with some bush – all you guys and mayweathr is doing is only talk talk – pac is ready to bus the weather ass

Posted April 13, 2014 11:58 pm 


Mike Tyson

SuckerPunch. Right, but remember PAC gave up power for speed, he fought Bradley last time at 147 lb he beat hatten at 148 -149 fight night he had a few pounds of more muscle. He was slower. Ut more powerfull.

Now he fought Bradley at 145 lb he was faster than Bradley and didn’t get tired. He won by out punching Bradley. And being in more condition.

All in all a win is a win as bradley is number 3. A – fighter Not a Floyd vs maidana a b- rated fighter

Posted April 13, 2014 11:56 pm 


Manny’s Momma

Did you see me ? I put a hex on that black man I use black magic to confuse him !

Posted April 13, 2014 11:49 pm 


SuckerPunch

Mike Tyson- Bradley is a tricky fighter for a preassure fighter like Pacquiao because he holds so much. I saw Pacquiao hitting him with combinations and then backing off in order to avoid Bradley holding him. I think the referee should have warned Bradley for holding, but be that as it may, some of the punches where Pacquiao caught Bradley flushed I felt that old Pacquiao would have rocked Bradley, plus his inabilith to trap him makes me doubt very much that he would trap a master boxer like Floyd with impecable reflexes.

Posted April 13, 2014 11:30 pm 


Mike Tyson

enough already, you were saying before the fight pac get knock , so many times.
Now your are a sore loser and taking down Bradley. He did his best, PAC greater.
Still cant Admit it was you who were wrong?

Posted April 13, 2014 11:28 pm 


Mike Tyson

SuckerPunch, Bradley is number 2 best fighter before last , you can compare b-rated to A rated fight
As a gage. PAC it the best of top rank. Only Floyd is better, or is he better, that what we need to know.

Posted April 13, 2014 11:20 pm 


Mike Tyson

Bradley got out box, because pac got inside and he got hit bad then, wanted to hit PAC back. That take more chances in boxing it excalated into a war. Why not we expected a war, Bradley wanted to win badly, that means throwing punches. PAC beat a prime young top of top rank fighter a unbeaten pride out fighter, that a hard thing to do.

Posted April 13, 2014 11:17 pm 


SuckerPunch

Based on what I saw last night I have to say that Pacquiao doesn’t have “IT” anymore. That intensity and fire that made him such a force from ’03-’11. He was still good enough to handily beat a fighter who was gifted 2 of the 3 biggest wins in his career, but I don’t believe he is good enough to beat Mayweather. Sadly that ship has sailed. I believe Pacquiao would have beat Mayweather 5 years ago, but based on what I saw last night I believe that Mayweather beats him easily probably even stop him.

Posted April 13, 2014 11:15 pm 


RapidFire

Pacquiao sucked then and this fight proved my point Paquiao sucks now

Posted April 13, 2014 11:14 pm 


Lou Vale

Bradley I noticed can’t take the punches like he used. He’s been hit to many times in to many rough fights

Posted April 13, 2014 11:10 pm 


mansworld

third world yes Bradley lacks two elements from making him great one is he abandons his game plan to outbox fighters. In this fight he was beating Manny up to the fifth round. Then he let Manny dictate he gets caught and starts trading punches like typical latnio fighters. Bradley did the same thing with Ruslan and almost got KTFO. He lacks composure and ring IQ. Not to mention it looked like he ran out of gas after about the six round that’s when Manny took over. A better trained well experienced fight would destroy Manny. Hell Bradley had his shook a few times and rung his bell he just pooched himself into fatigue by going for the KO he fought a dumb fight. Bradley needs a better trainer..

Posted April 13, 2014 11:01 pm 


third world

i always said that pacquiao had the goods to beat mayweather……………..back in 2008-9. i never thought i’d say it but judging by last night,mayweather beats him.

Posted April 13, 2014 10:56 pm 


Jammed

senseless comments here

Posted April 13, 2014 10:54 pm 


boxtranus

Worst article ever?!

Posted April 13, 2014 10:52 pm 


Benny the Jet

Had Cotto stuck to his plan and also not allowed that silly weight clause he would have whipped Pacquiao.

Posted April 13, 2014 10:52 pm 


third world

an improved and very tough and in shape tim bradley abandoned his game plan and fell short against an all-time great.no shame in that.a hard pill to swallow when he watches the tape. pac has slipped, and now hesitates and is a little gun shy. not good for an elite fighter.maybe now mayweather jr. will bite. i think at this point that it is the only fight pacquiao can get up for.mayweather-pacquiao. i actually think ruslan provodnikov can beat pacquiao.anyone agree?

Posted April 13, 2014 10:49 pm 


enough already

Bradley is to one dimensional he has no adjustments and he cannot punch no surprise Manny beats him. Manny needs bigger figt and i am not talking about Marquez he needs to loose his leash and fight Floyd, Danny Garcia or even Malinaggi no one even bother paying to see him fight Bradley. And hell who has Tim really beat worth talking about Ruslan and 40 year old Marquez this fight was a joke….

Posted April 13, 2014 10:47 pm 


Brodes

The pacman is back!! That’s what’s obvious. Great fight by both fighters

Posted April 13, 2014 10:40 pm 


Martin “El Bruchador” Honorio

Bradley is succesful in early rounds, but goes in counterpumching mode in later rounds ala JMM, maybe he really wants to knock out Pacquiao ala JMM, maybe he’s thinking he may caught Pacquiao sleeping in panciteria and ko’ed him. Had he maintain what he’d be doing in early rounds through later rounds, he may have won. But the risk of him getting knockout himself is high. He is being tagged by pacquiao when he comes in. So he opt for the later plan.

Posted April 13, 2014 10:34 pm 



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