Happy and humble, Manny Pacquiao, his power comes from what the Holy Spirit wants the poor to strive for greatness, giving back to Him for His greater glory, and where ‘with God all things are possible,’ as in Matthew 19:26.
“Manny Pacquiao won over Timothy Bradley, it was very clear, yet he lost by split decision. Why so?”
See the humble Manny Pacquiao, unperturbed, he keeps his meekness intact, with faith in The Lord, he has won in many ways.
“It’s a rip-off.” “The fight was fixed,” “Bob Arum is the true winner.” “How about those who bet on Pacquiao and lost? Do they deserve a refund? How about those who paid for their tickets to see the bout? How about the watching public?”
“Was Pacquiao and his team aware of this plan? How about Bradley’s team?”
“Did the Mafia have a hand on this? Or were the two judges who ruled the fight against Pacquiao in anyway gay or supporters?”
Oh what chaos? Everybody is affected by wrong decisions on that fateful night of June 9, 2012. It’s malice against malice. It never ends.
Unless there is love, truth, justice and peace in one’s heart, evil may always prevail.
Did Manny Pacquiao handle the outcome professionally? I think he did, and with ‘class.’
He knew he won the fight. There was no doubt about it. He did not blame the judges. But when worldly things work, and man allows it to flourish or prosper, then is man not the real loser?
As in 1 John 2:15-17, Jesus said, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love of the Father is not in them. For anything in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life – comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”
Did you think ‘boxing’ won, are was it really Arum who won being the promoter? How about Manny Pacquiao or Tim Bradley?
When fairness, justice and truth is lost, is not everything lost? What are we teaching our kids and the new generation … to ‘love the world’ and not God who created us all and without him we are nothing?
I hate to say this but despite our God given wisdom, gifts and talents, we still forget God’s power, God’s wisdom, and God’s control over us.
[Read on hubpages related post link: Even in Death Our Spirit Lives as we May Die in Christ, by Faith in God’s Will We Live]
Are the signs that we see around us reminding us to return to God in Jesus, not at all clear that we have to love the world more than our need to love God and his commands? How many more people have to suffer because of man’s worldliness?
Are we not supposed to think more like matured adults, noble and true to one another, instead of thinking like confused, directionless, self-propagating incorrigible who have forgotten the truth about our living spirit that may only perish in hell if God so wills it, especially so when malice, pride, selfishness and love for material things so rule us instead of our love for God and of others?
[Read on: ‘Praying for Discernment’ that we may be guided in our day to day decisions as we may see the light of Christ in this life]
Dissecting the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley Fight
See these three sets of videos from YouTube with my own views incorporated on given annotations as you may want to compare it with your own findings and analysis of the fight, and we will start with the first four rounds set:
Manny Pcaquiao clearly dominates over Bradley from Round 1 to Round 4, Bradley feeling the powerful combination punches coming from Manny and this has made him hesitant into attacking Manny.
For the first time, we see a very cautious fighter in Bradley, yet, very hungry for the kill, which, unfortunately, has become more and more difficult with Manny’s remarkable boxing talents and skills.
With lesser boxers he may have perfected his attacks, but with Manny, he appears like a mesmerized hunter now a prey. See the power, the quickness and the boxing skills of both boxers and I see Manny way ahead on points on each round, where on the latter part of Round 4, Bradley is seen quite groggy over Manny’s more accurate, heavy strikes and relentless attacks.
- 1st Round: 1st part of 8, 7th and 8th part of 8 (ie., in 8 full sections of video) Manny connects to the body head of Bradley. Pretty powerful punches – overwhelmingly fast and furious, it’s Manny’s round;
- Round 2: Manny connects on Bradley on 1, 4, 8 and 9 (ie., in sections of 9 parts of round 2) with a near head butt on 8. Bradley clips and does half punches on Manny’s side on 2. Overwhelmingly, it’s Manny’s round;
- Round 3: Manny connects on 1(body punch), 3, 4 and 5(hard combinations punches) 7(power head punch), 8 and 9 with hard combination punches that confuse Bradley. Bradley again clips and do side body punches on Manny on 2. Not a doubt, Manny’s round;
- Round 4: Manny connects telling punches on Bradley 2, 3(hard head punches), 7, 8 and 9(power combination head punches); Bradley connects on 2(head punch). Definitely Manny’s round.
The second video set, from Rounds 5 to 8 comes next:
Timothy Bradley starts to back-up more often from Round 5 onwards as he starts feeling Manny’s powerful punches and rightfully, earns Bradley’s respect, and yes, would he not want to avoid a possible knockdown from a rushing power puncher, otherwise, his unblemished ‘no loss’ and ‘no knowdown’ record may come to naught?
He appears dazed in the latter parts of Rounds 5, 6 and 7, while on 8 he slowly recovers as Manny slows down a bit. Is it over confidence on Manny’s part knowing he’s way ahead on points?
- Round 5: Manny connects on Bradley on sections 3, 7, 8 and 9 of said round; Bradley connects on Manny on 1 but starts backing up on 3 onwards having felt Pacquiao’s power punches; Bradley appears dazed on 8 and 9. Manny seen still very dominant on this round;
- Round 6: Manny connects on Bradley on 2 (power jab), 3, 4 (power jab), 6, 7, 8 and 9; Bradley connects on Manny on 1; Bradley appears dazed from 6 to 9. Another overwhelming Pacquiao round;
- Round 7: Manny connects on Bradley on 2 (body punch), 4 (power jab), 6(combination), 7(power combination) and 8(power punch); Bradley connects on Manny on 1(clips with soft punches to Manny’s body side), 2 and 6(body punches); Bradley dazed on 8 and 9. Another Pacquiao round as Bradley backs up again;
- Round 8: Manny connects on Bradley on 4(body punch) and 9 (power combination); Bradley connects on Manny on 1(body punch) and 4(jab); exchange of punches on 6 and 8. Jinky Pacquiao seen stooping to pray at 9? It’s Manny’s round – with more combination and power punches although he has slowed his tempo a bit, perhaps, because he knows he is leading by a wide margin?
And the third set, but not the least, are taken from Rounds 9 to 12:
On Rounds 9, 11 and 12, I see Pacquiao still on the upperhand despite a more aggressive Bradley. On the first four rounds, Bradley had difficulty connecting, while in the middle rounds, Bradley was feeling Manny’s power punches that nearly floored him. On Round 10 though, I see a DRAW on the exchange. I saw, nevertheless, Pacquiao’s punches delivering the more telling blows on Bradley.
The fight was not even close as all seen on the collected video footage, on the manner Pacquiao relentlessly threw his punches, he was mostly on the attack, he was the more aggressive fighter.
Why the judges had almost the same score at 115 to 113, is this not a great mystery that Sherlock Holmes may need to unravel?
Further, two judges surprisingly favored Bradley, they were Duane Ford (74) and C.J.Ross, and only one, Jerry Roth (71), favoring Pacquiao despite the clear win in most, if not on all, rounds in Pacquiao’s favor? Now, you be the judge.
- Round 9: Manny connects on Bradley on 1, 2(power body and head punches putting Bradley off balanced), 3 and 4(body and head punches), 5(body and head punches), 6(head punch) and 9(powerful combination punches); Bradley connects on Manny on 2 and 4(body punch) and 7(combination punches); exchanges on 9. Clearly Manny’s round with more power combination punches thrown, and not Bradley’s as concluded by many others although he was seen on a rare surprising and daring attack mode during rounds 8 and 9;
- Round 10: Manny connects on Bradley on 4(power combi punches), 8 and 9(combi punches); Bradley connects on Manny on 2, and 6(head combi punches) and 8(head punches); Bradley backing on 3 and 5 to avoid Manny’s punches, counter exchanges on 5 and 7, and gets off balanced on 8 after Manny’s power jab. A DRAW, although clearly, Pacquiao delivered more power punches. I would have to give Bradley some credit for his determination and fighting heart. Honestly, I still see Pacquiao ahead on this round, however slower he might have been since round 7;
- Round 11: Manny connects on Bradley on 4, 6 and 7(power head punches), and on 8 and 9(head combination punches); Bradley connects on Manny on 2(jab), 3(body punch) and 8(head punch). More powerful combination punches – Manny clearly won this round;
- Round 12: Manny connects on Bradley on 2, 3 and 9(power head punches); Bradley connects on Manny on 1(combination head punches) and 2(body punch). Exchanges seen on 4 and 6 with Bradley always backing up. Aggressive and power punching, it’s Manny’s round.
Was Timothy Bradley honest enough to accept the Championship Belt? If he feels comfortable wearing it, will this not be fine? The official judges for the fight gave it to him, is it not?
It is interesting to note that a few weeks before the fight, another boxing promoter, Murad Muhammad, did he not mention about Arum’s possible plan ‘or was it a plot’ for a rematch, in November 2012, which Timothy Bradley even seconded about a couple of weeks before the fight?
And when a call for an investigation came out, was Bob Arum not washing his hands when he himself was reportedly encouraging an investigation even after 5 independent WBO judges concluded the fight to have been won by Pacquiao?
Duane Ford felt “Bradley gave Pacquiao a ‘boxing lesson’ in the second half of the fight.” Was that being honest to himself? My mom at 80 and the other older or regular fans of Pacquiao, are they better judges than Ford?
Watch this YouTube video on Manny Pacquiao’s, Timothy Bradley’s (on wheelchair) and Freddie Roach views on the controversial fight: