Sunday, June 10, 2012

RIPBoxing : Manny - Bradley

Today marks the saddest day in boxing. I am really not a fan of boxing but I do watch every time MANNY PACQUIAO fights. Well, who doesn't? He is one of the greatest boxers ever lived and he is from my country so why not?

We were all excited for the fight. Pacquiao - Bradley, baby! We didn't have Sports channel ready on our cable TV but that didn't stop us from watching. We were expecting Manny to KO at 6th round but on our surprise it finished at 12. Pacquiao was planting punches as expected but Bradley I think dominated the last 2 rounds. Even with that, for me, for us, Manny could still have won. We were all shocked during announcement of the winner.

Boxer Manny Pacquiao lost to Timothy Bradley Saturday night in a shocking split decision, where most observers had Pacquiao winning the bout handily. HBO’s unofficial judge, Harold Lederman, scored it 119-109 for Pacquiao, awarding Bradley one round in the 12-round fight. (Forbes)

It was really shocking!


As one of my Facebook friends posted:
Yahoo sports 117-111 Pacquiao
Associated Press 117-111 Pacquiao
Sports Illustrated/CNN - 116-112 Pacquiao
ESPN - 119-109 Pacquiao
HBO Boxing - 119-109 Pacquiao
Bleacher Report - 116-112 Pacquiao
Fox Sports - 117-111 Pacquiao

Eh, what do they know? They're just a few of the most respected sports news agencies in the world...

What a shame! And this is the new world champion looks like right after the fight:

#RIPBoxing even trended worldwide. Really sad about it. I know Manny won but what can we do.

As Manny said, "Whatever happens, don't be discouraged about boxing," he said. "Next time."

Blessings ♥

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  1. I don't have interest watching boxing or isn't my fun sport either. My husband went several time to join with friend watching fight manny pacquiao but he come home last night and said, unbelievable and was not fair. they saw manny doing great but why he lost? ,lol....

  2. Nakakalungkot no? Ako din di mahilig manood ng boxing. Laban lang ni manny ang pinapanood ko.


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