Manny Pacquiao still making Headlines in boxing!Thursday, December 27, 2012
Even on a losing streak Manny Pacquiao still making headlines
Manny Pacquiao did not have a good 2012. This year he lost against Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez. It was a disappointing year not only for Team Pacquiao but also to his fans, many of us would not forget the way he looses against Marquez and if we thought that Timothy Bradley's win was a shocker then Juan Manuel KO against Paquiao was the ultimate shocker of all. Totally unexpected, no one saw this coming.
Even as Pacquiao lost inside the ring, his name still resonate in the boxing world. Both of his fight was consider an event to watch in boxing, both of which received awards for 2012, and even though Manny Pacquiao was on the loosing end of these fights, we know that he has accomplished his goal for the fans.
Manny Pacquiao wants the fans happy, and I know the boxing fans are. In the end, the boxing world is the winner because of Manny Pacquiao's willingness to give a good fight! Cheers to Pacquiao!
Below are some of the awards and recognitions of Manny Pacquiao fights for 2012 (positive and negative)
From Yahoo Sports:
KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR – Juan Manuel Marquez made a lot of noise about the judges prior to his fight with Manny Pacquiao on Dec. 8. It turns out he didn't need to do so. Marquez landed a crushing right hand that knocked "Pacman" out cold as he fell face first on the mat at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Nothing else was close.
MISTAKE OF THE YEAR/CENTURY/MILLENNIUM – Congratulations to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao for locking this up for life. They not only blew the biggest payday in sports history, they blew a chance to define their legacies. They may yet fight, though I doubt it. Still, it will never, ever be the same. When this fight was first contemplated in 2009, it was between the two guys who were not only the two best welterweights in the world, but the two best fighters in the world. I always favored Mayweather and thought he would win, but there was an argument to be made before. Not anymore. No matter who you blame, they're both fools for not having insisted the match be made.
KO of the year: Marquez-Pacquiao
Pacquiao and Marquez lived up to their promise and put on the best fight of their epic series, which delivered as definitive an outcome as possible: Marquez landing a picture-perfect right hand that knocked Pacquiao out cold with one second left in the sixth round. The knockout was as aesthetically pleasing as it was shocking and historically significant. Obviously, it's the 2012 ESPN.com knockout of the year.
2012 Robbery of the Year: Manny Pacquiao Loses to Timothy Bradley
Boxing fans across the globe were both shocked and outraged when Timothy Bradley managed to win a Split Decision against Manny Pacquiao on June 9th of this year. Scoring the fight live, I thought Pacquiao was a clear winner, to the tune of a dominant 117-111 scorecard.
The outcome never seemed in question, nor did there seem to be any impending drama. That showed us, as two of three judges (apparently the only two people of the millions who watched the fight) believed that Bradley did enough to win a close fight.
Upset of the year has to be Timothy Bradley vs Manny Pacquiao. It led to more talk than any other fight of the year. It left the boxing world furious after they witnessed Pacquiao easily dominate his much younger opponent, only for the judges to award the fight to Bradley.
Knockout of the year I have given to Jaun Manuel Marquez after he ferociously stopped the iron chinned fighter of the decade, Manny Pacquiao. In their three previous fights Marquez had failed to even knock down his much feared rival. Both wanted a knock out in their 4th fight and Marquez was the one who achieved that. Not a average knockout, Pacquiao was on the floor for well over a minute.
From Ring Magazine
Pacquiao-Marquez IV is voted Event of the Year for 2012
The fourth bout between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez was met with mixed reaction when it was announced.
The future hall of famers’ three previous fights were all hotly contested, but each 12-round bout also resulted in a hotly disputed decision that did not favor Marquez, who was 0-2-1 against his arch rival despite winning at least two of the three on the un-official scorecards of the fans and many members of the boxing media.
Those same fans voted Pacquiao-Marquez IV to be the Event of the Year for 2012 on RingTV.com’s “Readers’ Choice” poll. The fourth fight garnered 74 percent of 1,000 votes, beating out the dueling Las Vegas shows on Sept. 15 (12.4), Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto (11) and Ricky Hatton’s return to the ring (2.6).
Although the numbers (live gate revenues and TV ratings) connected the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Sergio Martinez HBO Pay Per View show, Showtime’s “Knockout Kings” quadrupleheader topped by Saul Alvarez, Mayweather-Cotto and Hatton vs. Vyacheslav Senchenko were impressive, there was no doubt as to which major fight would produce the Event of the Year.
The post-fight buzz from Pacquiao-Marquez IV overshadowed every sporting/entertainment event on Dec. 8, including the UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz broadcast. The dialogue and discourse continued, not only among fight fans through the internet and social media but within the mainstream media, for two weeks following the fight.
Pacquiao-Marquez III was RingTV.com’s Event of the Year for 2011 and if a fifth fight between the two legends happens next year it will likely produce a strong candidate for Event of the Year for 2013.
More awards and recognitions to come...