QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jun 22 2012, 10:14 AM)
The video wont play, but is it the black & white video with highlights from the fight? If so, then it was posted in another thread. I remember discussing it on the radio show, and everybody agreed that it unanimously proved how shitty the commentators were.
I saw Bradley landing waaaay more shots than he was given credit for, and I saw Manny get waaaay more credit for punches that didn't land. I remember at the end of one round, compu box had Manny landing 8 shots in the first 2 mins of a round, and 16 at the last minute.
Really? If Manny landed that many "clean" punches with all of the intensity that came out of Lampley's dicksuckers, then Timmy should've been pronounced dead at the end of that round. I will bring in the theory of "conformity" when it comes to Pacquiao, or any other high profile fighter out there.
When casual fans hear the name "Pacquiao", they automatically go with the flow about him "punching through the guard", "knocking fighters out", "battering fighters beyond recognition", "deadly combinations", and so on. Bradley should've pressed the fight a bit more than he did, but hey, if a guy doesn't have power, then the commentators and judges wont be inclined to blow their load, thus leading them to not count some of those punches.
With that said, they see him fighting a guy by the name of Tim Bradley (who is unknown by many) with no power, and they assume that Manny is supposed to wack this guy. A lot of times, Timmy was moving his head while Manny was punching, and fans went crazy. Some of those violent flurries DID NOT land, some of those "big left hands" that Lampley's programmed to call, DID NOT land, and that incredible foot work of his, continued to fool the untrained eye.
Most of the time, I saw the complete opposite. I saw Manny doing the minimum for the 2 mins of the fight, then trying to step on the gas during the last 60 secs. That footwork and inability to cut off the ring, was dead obvious. When you cut off the ring, you're supposed to pretty much stalk a guy and match their movement...not jump in and out like an idiot. Again, some of those "big lefts" either didn't hit the target or Tim caught it with his gloves. Those "violent" flurries DID NOT land...I've seen a Pacquiao opponent get caught in those flurries, and almost meet their maker.
Anyhow, for what it's worth, Manny did do just enough to win the fight, as he's been doing in his last few fights. It's obvious that he's either not motivated, or he just chooses to pimp his way through fights. That Bradley "loss" was nothing more than a salary cap for Manny, and if he truly does fight like this now, then he will be considered "past his prime" if a Mayweather ever happens in the next year or two...which ultimately takes credit away from Floyd and Manny will still be a king in the eyes of his "disciples" or "dedicated fans".
Good assessment! Well said. While WorldStar isn't the best source for boxing info, the content of the video did enough to give me another perspective of things that took place during the fight. I'm not so sure compubox is in anyway dictated by commentator perspective so I'm inclined to believe that, at least according to compubox, Bradley got credit for what he actually did land.