I have to be honest, the Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley fight kinda snuck up on me. Sure I watched the 24/7 episodes, but it wasn’t as interesting as the Money Mayweather episodes, so I wasn’t actually paying attention to when the fight was. But by time I got to Saturday night, I was actually hype for the fight. I was already on a sports high after watching the Heat put away the Celtics, so I was ready for the fight to start.
But then it didn’t start. Ol Jim Lampley gets on the screen saying they are basically waiting for the basketball game to end and they can’t find Manny Pacquiao. Wait, what? No one knows where Manny is? I should have known the fix was in as soon as that happened. Actually, if I had been paying attention and saw the pre-fight press conference I would have seen this and known the fix was in.
That is some high quality shit talking right there. Photoshop, a printer and everything. Even had the date lined up already and everything. But in retrospect, this doesn’t make me feel any better about what went down. For those of you who didn’t watch or didn’t read about it. From where I was sitting Manny Pacquiao looked like he beat up Tim Bradley for at least 10 of those 12 rounds. Bradley was rushing forward but the punches weren’t doing any damage. Manny was laying back a little, but was landing some crazy shots late in every round. He had Tim Bradley backing up in the corner, doing the stanky legg, looking turrible between rounds getting sprayed with a punk ass spray bottle. Manny never looked like he was into the fight. Tim Bradley was going to make $5 million on Saturday night and Manny was going to get $26 Million. Manny looked like he was just sparring and maybe that was the problem. If you don’t want to take my word for it, how about you just look at the post fight pictures.
Here’s Pac Man:
And here’s Tim Bradley:
Is that dude serious? He’s going postfight in a wheelchair? Manny looks like he wasn’t even in a fight.
Meanwhile, here’s the problem with Boxing. Bradley won on two scorecards. Ripped the belt. Broke Twitter. Was standing in the post fight interview talking about how he needed to watch the tape to find out how he won. Even Bradley didn’t know how he won. No one thinks boxing is legit anymore. The decisions don’t make sense. There are too many belts. People don’t have to fight other people if they don’t want to. Every dude with a 25-0 record with 23 knockouts got those knockouts against a bunch of dudes who didn’t know how to fight. By time they get to the pay per view main event they aren’t knocking anyone out anymore. Floyd Mayweather has 43 wins and 26 knockouts…when was the last time you say Floyd knock someone out? Every highlight reel where Floyd knocks someone out, he’s rocking a high top fade and fighting at 120 pounds.
So thanks boxing for signing everyone up for a fight no one wants to see in November. Pushing the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao back to long about Neveruary 32nd, 2014. Yep, the only fight anyone wants to see just inched closer to the world of unicorns and white rhinos. Which sucks.
I’m sure Floyd isn’t happy about his fight being pushed back, but I have to imagine he had a good laugh today when his PO rolled up and told him Manny lost. Then he realized that loss probably just cost him about $20 million if he ever does fight Manny.
See boxing? See what you did now? You messed it up for everyone. Fans are pissed. Bradley is in a wheelchair. Floyd’s crying. The whole fight game is messed up.
Boxing Man Up! It’s been horrible for a long time, but now your sport is a complete debacle.