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Manny Pacquiao outfoxed and outworked Timothy Bradley – is Floyd Mayweather next?
The Guardian ^ | 04/13/2014

Posted on 04/13/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley played out almost exactly like the first instalment. The only difference was the outcome.

Pacquiao reclaimed the welterweight title he surrendered amid controversy to Bradley two years ago, rectifying one of the most mystifying decisions in boxing history with a clinical points victory before 15,601 rollicking fans. Two of the ringside judges had Pacquiao winning 116-112, the third scored it 118-112. The Guardian had it 116-112.

So few put stock in Bradley’s split-decision win in June 2012 – a verdict that reeked of incompetence at best – that whatever redemption was wrought on Saturday night at the MGM Grand was more symbolic than substantive. Fighting, not the fighter, was atoned.

It was a triumph unlikely to be counted among Pacquiao’s greatest hits, such is the depth of the Filipino’s catalog. There was no highlight-reel knockout, nor did it require a dramatic rise in weight. But make no mistake: this was one of the more impressive outings of a storied career.

Pacquiao, at 35, outworked and outfoxed a younger champion widely regarded as among the top five pound-for-pound fighters in the world. He absorbed Bradley's best shots in the early rounds and relied on his speed, power and mastery of angles to entice him into toe-to-toe exchanges that played to his weaknesses.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: boxing; floydmayweather; mannypacquiao; timothybradley

1 posted on 04/13/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Floyd Mayweather does not have a lot of credible opponents left. It is becoming almost impossible to turn down Pacquaio’s constant challenge at this point in time.

BRING IT ON !!


2 posted on 04/13/2014 12:23:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Boxing? Is that still around?


3 posted on 04/13/2014 12:25:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Manny looked very good last night in besting Bradley.

I might also add that Bradley was much better than he was in the first fight (in my opinion).


4 posted on 04/13/2014 12:28:38 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: dfwgator

I still love the sweet science of a good boxing match having said that the mma stuff is pretty amazing to watch what amazes me are two things that the head can take so much abuse and that arm bar thing makes me have bad dreams


5 posted on 04/13/2014 12:38:47 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

Floyd won’t fight Pacquiao.


6 posted on 04/13/2014 12:39:48 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would love to see Pacquiao wipe the smirk off of Mayweather’s face. I would have wished to see this some 5-7 years ago when Pacquiao was in his prime though. So much for ducking the best fighters Mayweather.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 12:40:05 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: wolf24

where did you watch the fight.


8 posted on 04/13/2014 12:43:50 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Blue Highway
I would have wished to see this some 5-7 years ago when Pacquiao was in his prime though.

Agreed. I'm a big Manny fan and would be rooting for him against Floyd. But, I would not bet against Mayweather if such a fight were to occur.

5-7 years ago? That's a different story...

9 posted on 04/13/2014 12:43:57 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: SeekAndFind

Pacquiao only had a chance against Mayweather when he was in his prime. That is, when he dominated Cotto, Mosley, Margarito, etc., that is, when he with completly roided out. Now it would be absolute mismatch.


10 posted on 04/13/2014 12:43:59 PM PDT by Catphish
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To: SeekAndFind

Watched the entire fight with friends while responding to FR LOL. Bradley was very classy at the post-fight segments and he got outboxed, simple as that.

Floyd will NEVER fight manny, even as manny said yes to those stupid demands of his of 60% box office share and drug testing . Floyd knows Manny is the ONLY one who can beat his ass in the ring.


11 posted on 04/13/2014 12:51:24 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Picture the job Duran in his prime would have done on Mayweather...


12 posted on 04/13/2014 1:24:14 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: Catphish
Pacquiao only had a chance against Mayweather when he was in his prime. That is, when he dominated Cotto, Mosley, Margarito, etc., that is, when he with completly roided out. Now it would be absolute mismatch.

Agreed. If he'd defeated Juan Manuel Marquez convincingly, maybe there'd be something to talk about. Right now, as much as I'd like to see Mayweather get humbled, Pacquialo isn't the man to do it.
13 posted on 04/13/2014 1:44:33 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: SeekAndFind

full fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYHSJjMJqGU


14 posted on 04/13/2014 3:21:27 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: gunsequalfreedom
where did you watch the fight.

How about GenSan? :-)

15 posted on 04/13/2014 3:26:16 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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what’s manny doing in the community there?


16 posted on 04/13/2014 3:28:52 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian
what’s manny doing in the community there?

I think he is a congressman. As far as anything else goes, I can only speculate, but I think he is a serious church going guy and has some charitable work going on.

17 posted on 04/13/2014 4:03:41 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: dfwgator

What gets me is how all of the ‘sportscasters’ (radio and tv) and everyday folks have jumped on the bandwagon over football players and head injuries!

More rules, better helmets etc. etc.

These same people have NO Problem with two guys beating the other guys brains out as long as they’re boxers!

Hypocrites


18 posted on 04/13/2014 4:37:07 PM PDT by stirrinthepuddin
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To: Mark17

He was planning a hotel casino then he swore off gambling, so I think that’s a no.


19 posted on 04/13/2014 4:37:28 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: wolf24

Agree , Bradley improved tremendously... but he still had to resort to his signature head butt at the end when he knew he had lost the fight.


20 posted on 04/14/2014 5:28:28 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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