Pac and Floyd’s latest PPV: Handwriting on the wall

Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao - The pay-per-view sales are down for the shows far below projections. HBO and Showtime live cable viewing for both fights didn’t do well in numbers based on the announced approximation by the producers or accurate/padded figures they are reluctant to divulge. Brats and crocs aren’t ecstatic about the grim facts that have come in.

The pay-per-view sales are down for the shows far below projections. HBO and Showtime live cable viewing for both fights didn’t do well in numbers based on the announced approximation by the producers or accurate/padded figures they are reluctant to divulge. Brats and crocs aren’t ecstatic about the grim facts that have come in.

Had the people been remiss in doing their part and had majority of the fans, as a form of protest, failed to keep their distance from the recently concluded “Mayweather-Maidana” and “Pacquiao-Bradley II,” PPV result for the said events could have ballooned to more than double.

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Muhammad Ali wants Mayweather to fight Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao, Marcos Maidana, Muhammad Ali - Much of boxing made a mistake underestimating the capability of the underdog champion to beat a pound-for-pound god.  Floyd Mayweather Jr. must have realized he committed an equally big mistake handpicking the Argentine assault guru, Marcos Maidana.

Much of boxing made a mistake underestimating the capability of the underdog champion to beat a pound-for-pound god. Floyd Mayweather Jr. must have realized he committed an equally big mistake handpicking the Argentine assault guru, Marcos Maidana.

Heavy favorite Mayweather lost yesterday many times over and in ways more than one even though the bias opinions didn’t reflect the judgment and cards didn’t read the way it should. However, Floyd’s poor performance in the fight didn’t cause him less a superb boxer in my estimation because I never was ever blinded by the facade and shows in the past like the jerks. I remain a fan and admirer of Floyd’s wizardry in the ring. Maidana was not underrated. It was Mayweather who was overrated by the normally jerk “experts.” And for them, it was well worth it as they all cry a bucket now and ask “bakit” (why).

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Why Floyd Mayweather isn’t fighting the boxers we want him to fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr - He’s at ease dodging competition for the basic reason that, whoever he handpicks as an opponent, there are those who pay to watch his fights enough to make him richer every time, by several millions of U.S. dollars.

He’s at ease dodging competition for the basic reason that, whoever he handpicks as an opponent, there are those who pay to watch his fights enough to make him richer every time, by several millions of U.S. dollars.

Thus, Floyd Mayweather Jr. may retire without fighting Manny Pacquiao or any prime boxer in Floyd’s level who has a potential to beat him. Thus, he doesn’t feel obliged to compete in boxing considering boxing is a sport, not a vaudeville show. Thus, King Floyd continues to sit atop his throne to rule the sport and everyone involved in it.
Kudos, who shares the blame?

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What’s obvious in Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2

Manny Pacquiao, Tim Bradley - The “Pacquiao-Bradley II” yesterday showed me only two things when I watched it on replay this morning.  Let me share them with you as I quickly make this piece to briefly dissect what happened in the “show.”

The “Pacquiao-Bradley II” yesterday showed me only two things when I watched it on replay this morning. Let me share them with you as I quickly make this piece to briefly dissect what happened in the “show.”

One is Freddie Roach hasn’t solved yet the problem of his pupil with good counter punchers. It only goes to prove that Manny Pacquiao’s power purely lies not on his ability to knockout a fellow boxer, but on his opponent’s inability to effectively counter punch the “one-two” signature combination of Pacman.

Timothy Bradley was a smart tactician in the fight who suddenly veered from his team’s plan to engage Pacquiao only in the early rounds to test the waters, shock Pacquiao and gain some points, deviating from their original “strike then back off” strategy for much of the rounds. Bradley succeeded anyhow on occasions being “aggressive” all throughout the “passive” slugfest.

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Protest Over “Pacquiao-Bradley” And “Mayweather-Maidana””

The bottom line is the Pay-Per-View numbers of the “fights.” And the question is: Will Manny Pacquiao and Money Mayweather finally be convinced or compelled to fight each other next as a result of the “Pacquiao-Bradley” and “Mayweather-Maidana”?

Don’t succumb to the hype, neither be swayed by blitz nor hypnotics. Roach even went as far as blaming the Bible and mocking God a few days ago, while Arum ripped MGM, Mayweather and Showtime in the Final Press Con of the “Pacquiao-Bradley.” Such pronouncements along with the bold predictions coming from opposite camps and the producers are nothing more than bold desperation to sell the show.

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Crookedness In Boxing: Solution To A Wayward Sport

Boxing prides itself to have in its fold the highest paid athlete in the world today but, oh, at the expense of everything that is right about prizefighting as a sound and genuinely robust sport.

In the sense that boxing has been in the grip of predators that foster only their pillage, by hook or by crook, the sport is deemed to have grown seriously ill, if not already totally lifeless. However, life was preserved last Saturday as we witnessed the Toe-To-Toe showdown between Saul Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo. It was a refreshing sight.

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