By Luigi Prado
I do not understand how so many people are insulting and turning their backs on Manny Pacquiao like he is some type of scum.
What did Manny Pacquiao do to you but try to deliver a good fight and yet you blame him for getting a decision over Juan Manuel Marquez when it is the judges you should hold your anger to.
Did Manny not fight a fair fight? He never broke any rules, he always tries to give you guys a good show and even when he wins he bows his head in shame if the fight is boring like when Shane Mosley refused to trade blows with him he was upset and apologize to the fans.
This time Manny said he won, I am glad he said he won, because the fight was very close, he walk to his corner upset that his opponent once again is back peddling and not trying to give the fans an action fight. Manny was trying to be aggressive but Juan Manuel Marquez and his corner was being so cautious and not wanting to take chances. Why not get furious at Marquez for not trying to deliver an exciting fight instead just fighting to win on points?
If you are a real fan of Manny Pacquiao or a real fan of boxing than show respect, don’t insult and degrade the Pacman like he is the one responsible for the judges scores.
Manny Pacquiao is a great warrior, and Juan Manuel Marquez is a master counter puncher, both of these men deserve our respect and not insulting names. If you already knew they had such close fights before you would not be surprise at the outcome, but because you set such a high expectation of Manny Pacquiao and sold Juan Manuel Marquez short you were amazed that Juan did so well you made it seem like he was throwing 100 punches a round but after the fight Marquez face was swollen and Pacquiao’s face only had a cut from a accidental headbutt everything else was normal.
The fight was close just like the other two battles. If you are a Marquez fan you should be mad that he wasn’t more aggressive. Anytime you go in the ring with a champion and he is highly favored over you, you must be prepared to go to war in the ring and fight like you want it bad, step on the gas in the final 5 rounds to really seal the deal.
Boxing has a lot of crappy judges and some good ones, fighters know that they can’t leave their fate in the judges decision. James Kirkland vs. Alfredo Angulo is a prime example of fighting to win. Kirkland was the underdog and fought Angulo in Mexico. Kirkland was knocked down in the first round, got back up and knocked down Angulo, he than went all out because he knew he had to put this guy away or else he would lose the decision, Kirkland knew to to never leave it in the judges hands especially fighting in your opponents hometown.
Another example is the first Manny Pacquiao vs. Marco Antonio Barrera fight, Manny was the heavy underdog and Barrera was expected to walk all over him, but Pacquiao shocked the world by stopping the Mexican legend in 11 rounds. Pacman fought really aggressive, because Freddie Roach told him you are the challenger son, this is Marco Antonio Barrera’s crowd and backyard, we need to fight to win and make a statement. Pacquiao pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year and dominated Barrera with punches after punches till the corner of Barrera stopped the fight in the 11th round.
Those are just two examples of fighting to win when the cards are stacked against you, and Marquez didn’t do any of that. He should have known better.
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