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June 10, 2012

Timothy Bradley talked about timing.

6-9-12

A Day With No Timeouts

Saturday was a day like no other with many world-class sporting events scheduled, including several in the New York metropolitan area. From the French Open and Euro 2012 in Europe to the Subway Series and the Adidas Grand Prix in New York City, it was a great day to be a sports fan.

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Manny Pacquiao told the crowd after the fight that he thought he had done enough to win, but he couldn’t knock out Bradley in the early rounds when he appeared to be dominating the bout.

It was his time. It was his fight, too.

Bradley (29-0) scored a stunning upset Saturday night over Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2), winning a split decision in the welterweight bout at the MGM Grand.

Bradley overcame Pacquiao’s advantage in speed over the first six rounds with head-rocking power that eventually left Pacquiao, a Filipino congressman, looking tired and slow.

Pacquiao moved side-to-side in an almost tireless dance for the first six rounds. But it wasn’t enough in a close fight. The judges Duane Ford and C. J. Ross scored it for Bradley, 115-113. On Jerry Roth’s scorecard, it was 115-113 for Pacquiao, who lost the World Boxing Organization’s version of the 147-pound title.

Pacquiao told the crowd that he thought he had done enough to win. But he couldn’t knock out Bradley in the early rounds when he appeared to be dominating the bout.

In the opening round, Bradley threw a mild surprise — a jab he wasn’t supposed to have. He fired it repeatedly, head-to-body and body-to-head. But it was Pacquiao who seemed to gain an edge, if not win the round, with a couple of solid lefts, his most feared punch.

Pacquiao’s left would continue to land in the second, especially when Bradley would duck to his right and drop his right hand. In the third, Bradley, increasingly wary of the left, would either back away or resort to roughhouse tactics in tying up Pacquiao.

Late in the third, Bradley appeared to stumble, almost as if he had been dazed by a quick succession of punches from Pacquiao, whose lateral movement created punches from countless angles. In the fourth, Bradley stumbled again, all in an awkward attempt to duck the lethal accuracy that Pacquiao possesses in his left hand. Bradley promised to counter with combinations. Through the first six rounds, however, he only managed to land an occasional right hand.

In the seventh, the well-conditioned and heavily muscled Bradley took on the rugged style for which he is known. He ducked down and almost went into a crablike squat. Bradley’s shaved head, which glistened under the ring’s bright lights, moved menacingly at Pacquiao, almost as if it were a weapon, which is what has often been in his career.

But a head butt from Bradley was never a factor. Bradley promised it wouldn’t be. But his conditioning and powerful right hand were there — repeatedly throughout the last six rounds.

The fight was expected to start immediately after the Miami Heat’s victory over the Boston Celtics. But Pacquiao could not be found. The ring announcer Michael Buffer introduced celebrities, current champions, former champions and the U.S. Olympic boxing team. Still, no Pacquiao. Finally, there he was, in a room other than his dressing room, on a treadmill stretching his calves in an attempt to avoid the cramping that has troubled him in his past two fights.

Throughout the week and before the opening bell Saturday night, there were questions about whether the old Pacquiao would show up. There were more questions about whether he was a fading star than there were about whether Bradley was an emerging one.

Pacquiao has always embraced distractions, which seemed to multiply around him as fast as victories, celebrity and money. He earned a reported $32 million for just two fights in 2010 alone. He played basketball, gambled, sang, starred as an action hero in Filipino films, ran for political office, won a seat in the 15th Congress of the Philippines and even interrupted training for Antonio Margarito in November 2010 to campaign for Nevada Senator Harry Reid. No matter what he did, he won. Since a loss to Erik Morales in March 2005, he went on a remarkable run of 15 successive victories.

But a sign that distractions might finally be taking a toll were suddenly evident last November in a majority decision over Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao won on two of the three scorecards, but lost points in the court of public opinion. The dominance he had displayed against Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Cotto was not there. He appeared vulnerable. He looked distracted. He was.

His trainer, Freddie Roach, said there were marital problems. He and his wife, Jinkee, nearly split before the Marquez bout on Nov. 12, also at the MGM Grand, according to Roach, who will be inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday in Canastota, N.Y. Pacquiao arrived late after Jinkee refused to accompany him, according to Roach, who said he had only 10 minutes to warm up for a bout during which he fought leg cramps for a second straight bout.

“Manny’s life was going off the rails,” said his promoter, Bob Arum, who also promotes Bradley. “It isn’t now.”

Pacquiao, who admitted he had been unfaithful to Jinkee, said he has recommitted himself to his Catholic faith and his marriage. Jinkee was at his side throughout public appearances after arriving in Las Vegas from a training camp at Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. They arrived, hand-in-hand, at the Grand Garden Arena on Saturday a couple of hours before he would step into the ring against Bradley. He also said he stopped gambling, including wagering on cockfighting, which is legal in the Philippines. He said he no longer owns the more than 1,000 roosters he raised, fought and bet on. He said he sold his interest in a Filipino casino. Pacquiao, a Celtics fan, even gave up basketball.

On this trip to Las Vegas, there were bible studies instead of late nights at the tables. Pacquiao went to mass with Jinkee and much of his entourage Saturday morning. On Friday, he knelt, put his hands together, looked up and uttered a prayer after weighing in at 147 pounds, the welterweight limit.

“There are no more distractions,” Pacquiao said. “For me, this lifestyle is better for my personality.”

But not everybody was a believer. At the weigh-in, there were questions about Pacquiao’s weight, his heaviest ever. He was at 145 pounds twice, first for Joshua Clottey in 2010 and again for Shane Mosley last May. The two-pound increase generated speculation about his readiness for the tough and chiseled Bradley. The weight was just another sign of possible slippage. In his two fights before Bradley, he averaged only 26 power punches a round, according to a CompuBox count. That’s half of the power punches, 52 a round, that he threw in five fights before beating Marquez and Mosley.

Then, there was controversy in his corner. Roach said a week ago on HBO’s 24/7 series that strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza would not be at the fight. Roach was unhappy that Ariza left camp to work with Mexican middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. By last Tuesday, however, Pacquiao decided that Ariza would work the corner.

“Manny’s call,” Roach said.

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/sports/pacquiao-loses-boxing-title-to-bradley-in-stunning-split-decision.html?pagewanted=all

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Timothy Bradley was born on August 29th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Bradley

August 29th, 1983

August 29th

8 + 29 +2+0+1+1 = 41 = his personal year (from August 29th, 2011 to August 28th, 2012) = Things get ugly.

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May 16, 2012          11:50 am

The Grove shopping mall in Los Angeles has banned boxer Manny Pacquiao over comments he made about gay marriage, but the boxer said he was misquoted.

“Based on news reports of statements made by Mr. Pacquiao, we have made it be known that he is not welcome at The Grove and will not be interviewed here now or in the future. The Grove is a gathering place for all Angelenos and not a place for intolerance,” the Grove said in a statement.

Officials from the Grove did not return immediate calls seeking additional comment.

In an interview with National Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao addressed President Obama’s recent endorsement of gay marriage.

“God’s words first … obey God’s law first before considering the laws of man,” Pacquiao told the Examiner. “God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married. It should not be of the same sex, so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.”

The article goes on to say that “Pacquiao’s directive for Obama calls societies to fear God and not to promote sin, inclusive of same-sex marriage and cohabitation.”

The original story quoted Leviticus 20:13, which states: “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”

But the story did not quote Pacquiao has making the quotation.

Pacquiao later released a statement saying he was misquoted and denying he has animus for gay people.  “I didn’t say that, that’s a lie.… I didn’t know that quote from Leviticus because I haven’t read the Book of Leviticus yet.”

“I’m not against gay people.… I have a relative who is also gay,” the boxer insists. “We can’t help it if they were born that way. What I’m critical of are actions that violate the word of God. I only gave out my opinion that same-sex marriage is against the law of God.”

The writer of the original story also backed up Pacquiao’s account. But some media outlets attributed the quote to the boxer.

“I sincerely apologize for the confusion my column has caused. I certainly do not represent Pacquiao nor his team,” the author wrote.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/05/manny-pacquiao-im-not-against-gay-people.html

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Manny Pacquiao was born on December 17th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_Pacquiao

December 17th, 1978

12 + 17 +1+9+7+8 = 54 = his life lesson = Revisions.  Quotes.  Misquotes.  Interviews.  Ask questions.

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Sun, 08 May 2011 3:26p.m.

Here’s the referee now….AND THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION…MANNY ‘THE PACMAN’ PACQUIAO. No doubt about it really, he did what he had to do. 
 
Round 12 – FINAL ROUND! Pacquiao well ahead at the moment. The chant goes up for the Pacman. He comes over the top with a left but misses. Mosley just holding on really.  Big left from the Pacman..and again! That’s it the fight is over…Pacquiao looks a little disappointed… but he should win easily..The fighters go to each others corner to thank the respective trainers…Decision coming….
 
Round 11 – Crowd out of their seats! Pacquiao on the rampage…He is all over him here…nice left goes through Mosley’s defence… Manny just stalks him the rest of the round landing punches at will..He is dancing round the ring, fresh as a daisy.
 
Round 10 – Manny comes out aggressive this round..but it’s Mosley with the knock down, Manny wasn’t happy that was called a knock down, a massive smile on his face. He comes out swinging after that, he’s hit a new level I think he[‘s a bit angry! Manny throwing punches left right and centre…. Replays show that Mosley stepped on his foot, it shouldn’t have been a knock down.
 
Round 9 – Mosley’s trainer telling him to be aggressive, let’s see it…The MGM Grand crowd really want Manny to go for it…Mosley keeping him at bay with his left glove..Pacman works a couple of combos, solid, then works the body…All the offensive coming from Manny there, Mosley just can’t counter his speed.
 
Round 8 – Shane will need to take some chances here if he’s gunna have a chance in this fight…He does and gets Manny with an uppercut, Manny on the counter though…tit for tat this round. Crowd willing Manny to go for the jugular. 
 
Round 7 – Manny keeping his defence very high, not giving Shane anything… Catches Mosley with a stiff uppercut… Then counter attacks with a quick left-right. Pacman goes through the middle with another stiff right, solid, crowd boo the end of the round..is that cos Shane is running around a bit?
 
Round 6 – Pacman stalking his opponent once more…Manny throwing a few big ones with those yellow gloves but not landing them at present. With 30 seconds to go in the round Pacquiao winds up and nearly connects with a massive right, just couldn’t get the reach. Mosley said pre fight…’I just don’t know how he can beat me’…We’ll see Shane… 
 
Round 5 – Check out the video for the latest action.Manny works the body this round, fairly quiet so far in comparison to the last few.  Mosley sucking it up after a torrid time early. Pacquiao continues his approach of advancing in on his toes.
 
Round 4 – Manny on top here, the big show…Mosley goes to the floor but it’s not a knock down, he has a wry smile. Mosley comes back with a solid right, that’s it Sugar Shane! Manny’s round but Shane got a few good punches in there.
 
Round 3 – Check out the video form the opening encounters. Nice right from Mosley catches Manny. The Pacman attempting to throw a few overhead rights. BOOM! He’s floored him Mosely goes down to a Pacquiao left hand, we’ve seen that before. Manny just stalking him around the ring…That’s more like showtime from the Filipino.  
 
Round 2 – Manny starts to work a few combos, trying to work the body. Crowd riding every punch at the moment. Nice little combo from Mosley also. Pacman starts to get into his work at the latter stages of the round…the chant goes up from the crowd..Manny…Manny…Very respectful fight so far, both boxers touching gloves after each round ends. 
 
Round 1 – Pacquiao in the yellow gloves and both boxers are just feeling each other out in this first round. Manny looked very confident in the introductions, all smiles from the congressman. Mosley goes for a big right, blocked by Pacquiao. Even first round, not a lot of action really. Just getting used to things.
 
4:00pm – The welterweight championship is on the line, it’s the one you’ve all been waiting for… Boxers being introduced to the massive crowd now…Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley.
 
3:59pm – The crowd chant…MANNY…MANNY!
 
3:58pm – A few rules…no standing eight count, no three knock down rule and can’t be saved by the bell.
 
3:54pm – Here he comes the big man, Manny Pacquiao enters the ring at the MGM Grand Casino. Shane Mosley entered and looked impressive but Pacquiao is just all class.
 
 
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Manny Pacquiao was born on December 17th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_Pacquiao
 
December 17th, 1978
 
December 17th
 
12 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 32 = his personal year (from December 17th, 2010 to December 16th, 2011) = Winning.  Victory.  Champion.
 
 
32 year + 4 (April) = 36 = his personal month (from April 17th, 2011 to May 16th, 2011) = Crushing.
 
 
36 month + 7 (7th of the month on Saturday May 7th, 2011) = 43 = his personal day = Celebrating.
 
 
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Shane Mosley was born on September 7th, 1971 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Mosley
 
September 7th, 1971
 
September 7th
 
9 + 7 +2+0+1+0 = 19 = his personal year (from September 7th, 2010 to September 6th, 2011) = Proud of his hard earned success.
 
 
19 year + 5 (May) = 24 = his personal month (from May 7th, 2011 to June 6th, 2011) = Dominated.
 
 
24 month + 7 (7th of the month on Saturday May 7th, 2011) = 31 = his personal day = Competitor. 
 

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