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Mark “Little Pacquaio” Barriga Advances With Olympic Win

31 Jul

Light flyweight Mark Anthony Barriga, known as Little Pacquaio, considered Team Philippines’ best chance at a gold medal and Team Philippines’ only boxing representative. Little Pacquaio earned a one-sided victory at these London Olympics against Italy’s Manuel Cappai on Tuesday. Barriga earned his nickname “Little Pacquaio” by training at Pacquaio’s camp. At 5-foot-2, Little Pacquaio will use his punching power and quickness against bigger fighters just like Manny Pacquaio.

Philippines’ young boxing talent usually choose a professional career and not compete at the Olympics, as this is the case for Manny Pacquaio, who turned pro at age 17.  Philippines’ total Olympic medals to date is nine, five won in boxing. It’s nice to know Little Pacquaio chose to compete in the Olympics and is now advancing to the Round of 16.

Let’s go Little Pacquiao!

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Bradley Vs Pacquaio Aftermath, Proposed Bipartison Legislation

20 Jun

Time and time again, sports such as boxing an have been plagued with controversial judging decisions. The Pacquaio Vs Bradley fight has to be one of the greatest controversies in boxing history. The majority of pundits and viewers thought Pacquaio won by a large margin, resulting in a  huge negative ripple effect for boxing.

Steps are now taking place for legislation of a United States Boxing Commission to major fights rather than State commissions. Two Senators leading the charge are John McCain and Harry Reid, both of whom were amateur boxers at a younger age.

John McCain states, “Ineffective oversight of professional boxing will continue to result in scandals, controversies, unethical practices, a lack of trust in the integrity of judged outcomes and most tragic of all, unnecessary deaths in the sport.” The proposed legislation would appoint referees and judges, and licensing power to boxing organizations, managers, and boxers.


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Stephen A Smith Says Boycott Boxing Over Pacquaio Vs Bradley Fight

12 Jun

Stephen A Smith among millions of others thought the Pacquaio Vs Bradley fight was not judged correctly. He said that he wants people to boycott PPV. Smith said boxing is not worth supporting for the unjust judging. Smith also says boxing does not give us fights that the people want to see so why support it? Watch the link:

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8036895

I agree with what he says. I paid for the fight, and feel like I got ripped off out of my money. I’m going to think twice about spending my money on future boxing matches.

I give probs for Stephen A Smith and Skip Bayless for telling it how it is.


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Manny Pacqauio Vs Tim Bradley Meme: I Have To Go Home And Review The Tape And See If I Really Won

10 Jun

Manny Pacquaio Vs Tim Bradley Meme: I Tried Hard But I Couldn’t Beat Him

10 Jun

Bob Arum mentioned after the fight that  Bradley told him,”I tried hard but I couldn’t beat the guy.”

Pacquaio Vs Bradley: In Order To Be the Champ You Have To Beat The Champ

10 Jun

There is a popular notion in fighting that in order to be the champ you have to beat the champ. This means the challenger would have to demonstrate dominance over the champ in order to win. Did Bradley demonstrating dominance? By Bradley’s answers, the answer would be NO. In fact, Bradley admitted, “Manny hurt me a few times with his left hand. He’s a beast.” while Pacquaio said “He never hurt me with his punches. As to who the fighters thoughts won the fight, Pacquaio said, “100% I believe I won.”  while Bradley said, ““Every round was pretty close. I got to go home and view the tape and see if I really won.” Right after the fight was over, Bob Arum mentioned that Bradley told him,”I tried hard but I couldn’t beat the guy.” Does this sound like Bradley deservedly won? No, it doesn’t.

Time and time again, fighting sports such as boxing and MMA has been plagued with controversial judging decisions, but this particular fight has to be one of the greatest judging missteps in history. UFC President Dana White tweeted, ” Nevada state athletic commission at its finest!!! You’ve for to be (expletive) kidding me!! that is disgusting Nevada state athletic commission!! Worst athletic commission in the country!!!!!!!!!”

The majority of ringside media thought Pacquaio won the fight. Popular words that are being thrown around describing this fight would include currupt, tarnished, credibility, shock, outrage, controversial, rigged, unjust, stunning.  There may be politics at work we as fans do not understand.

Many celebrities have voiced their opinion over the fight saying Pacquaio won. Busta Rhymes tweeted, “”BRADLEY, THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!! U CAN’T POSSIBLY BRANDISH A VICTORY NO 1 RESPECTS. DO THE HONORABLE THING AND VOLUNTEER UR BELT 2 PACMAN!”.

As far as the legacy of Manny Pacquaio in concerned, this fight will not tarnish it. The record books may not change, but in our hearts, we know who really won the fight.


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Busta Rhymes Thinks Manny “Pacman” Pacqauio Won Versus Bradley

9 Jun