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Boxing sucks. At least, tonight it sucked. Millions watched as one of the two greatest fighters walking the planet entered the ring this evening and painted a masterpiece performance over a younger, threatening, and much-ballyhooed competitor.
So went the decision in Las Vegas, as two of three judges committed an abomination by tabbing Timothy Bradley as a legend-killer with an unscrupulous win over world champion, pound-for-pound king, and all-time legend, Manny Pacquiao.
The jesters….’er judges at ringside all had it 115-113 with just one card going for the winner-in-common-sense-only (Pacquiao). If this were ancient Rome, you can bet your ass that ol’ Joaquin Phoenix would be cutting heads by now. HBO’s guru emeritus, Harold Lederman, had a far-reaching Pacquiao victory in the unofficial books by a count of ten rounds to two, while ESPN’s card had a similar 119-110 score after 12 rounds.
I myself, a chronic cynic guilty of always expecting the w...
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Will we ever see a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight? Well the creative geniuses over at Green Mango decided to simulate the fight via stop motion. The video consists of over 2,500 pictures, two custom made action figures to create an EPIC stop motion video. This truly is a unique video, and probably will be the closest we ever come to watching a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight...
Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten in 15 straight fights dating back to 2005, looked to be well on his way to retaining his WBO welterweight title in a fight against unbeaten challenger Timothy Bradley Jr. on Saturday night. That is, until the judges had their say. In a stunning turn of events, the judges handed Bradley the victory in a split decision, despite nearly every statistic and pair...
It’s good to be king. It’s even better to be Manny Pacquiao, apparently. Pacquiao, who is not only an eight-division world champion and a Congressman, is also a die-hard Boston Celtics fan. And with Game 7 of the Celtics-Miami Heat playoff game beginning just hours before Pacquiao enters the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to defend his WBO welterweight title against...
Fans were given at least one less conflict to worry about, though, when Bob Arum, Pacquiao's promoter, announced Friday that the start of the fight would be delayed until Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals ends. Pacquiao, an eight-division champion and congressman in his native Philippines, is a huge Celtics fan.
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Manny Pacquiao is just hours away from putting his title on the line against an undefeated Tim Bradley. I know Manny is great to his fans, but this chick looks like she wants to gobble him up. Is Many back to being Many? We will find out tonight.-TO
Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley Weigh In
Manny Pacquiao Plays The Violin
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao tried to turn his welterweight title fight with Timothy Bradley into a brawl, but it was Bradley who won a split decision to end a remarkable run by the Filipino fighter. Bradley won 115-113 on two scorecards, while losing by the same margin on the third. The decision was roundly booed by the crowd at the MGM Grand arena. Pacquiao never put Bradley down...
Manny Pacquiao loss to Timothy Bradley in a upset split decision Saturday night. During the match-up it appeared that Pacquiao was dominating Bradley, but at the end of the match-up Bradley walked away with Pacquiao's WBO welterweight championship belt.Before the match most fans, including Manny Pacquiao, were glued to the Game 7 Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 match-up between...
WBO WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Manny Pacquiao (c) vs. Timothy Bradley
Pacquiao is coming out the aggressor as Bradley is on his heels. Bradley is looking to counter off Manny's left lead but Pacquiao is getting out of range. Bradley throws a number of flurries but he's not connecting with much on it. Manny finishes the round strong with some nice straights.
Could Saturday night’s fight in Las Vegas be the final bout in the career of future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao? That’s considered highly unlikely, but he has hinted at retirement, citing a renewed religious fervor. Pacquiao said he’s no longer comfortable pounding on his opponents. Plus many believe Pacquiao could be the future president of his native Philippines, where he...
The extremely controversial decision which went to Timothy Bradley last night when he fought Manny Pacquiao was bad enough, but now the addition of a curious Tweet sent by Bradley two weeks ago is giving conspiracy theorists even more ammo. Bradley tweeted out this photo back on May 29th which was a shot of the rematch poster for him and Pacquiao which was already printed up...
As the summer gets into full swing, the heat will be scorhing inside the Grand Garden Arena of the MGM in Las Vegas, NV tomorrow night, undefeated welterweight champion Timothy Bradley will look to win his twenty nineth professional fight and go home with the WBO welterweight title, as he faces Manny Pacquaio in the [...]
we bout to get it on tonight T
Boxers Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley pose during the official weigh-in for their bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight. Excited to see the new Manny put a show on, but gotta admit 24/7 made me like Bradley. I’m hoping for a great fight.-TO
Manny Pacquiao Plays The Violin
Manny Pacquiao Plays Peek-a-Boo
Boxing fans and those in attendance at the MGM Grand let their voices be heard as they booed the final scorecards of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley mega fight. When it was all said and done, a majority of those in attendance as well as sports writers had Manny Pacquaio winning convincingly. During the [...]
10 Year Anniversary of Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis; Manny Pacquiao Appeared on Undercard
Ten years ago on this day, June 8, 2002, Mike Tyson met Lennox Lewis in their hugely anticipated heavyweight showdown in Memphis, Tennessee. Little did we know at the time that Lewis would only fight once more after that, and that his thorough thrashing of Tyson would mark the official end of...
Saturday’s split decision victory for Timothy Bradley over Manny Pacquiao was one of the worst decisions boxing has seen in a long time. The stats, the viewers, and the damage all told the same story: Pac Man beat Bradley convincingly. Sure, there were plenty of rounds that were close, but there weren’t enough for Manny to have lost. Heck, even Bradley seemed surprised...