Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fight of the century.

With Ahmed Tijani. 

Boxing viewers or anyone who watched Saturday night's  Pacquiao v/s Mayweather fight which was  held  at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on T.V or live, dubbing  the whole match   as  more sorta Dancing With The Starts  entertainment show  than Fight of the century as it was supposed to be.

Well, of course! Now a days boxing is no  more boxing of  Mohamed Ali and Jo Frazier, or of Tyson and Holyfield.  Gone are  the days of Heavy weight boxing. Gone are the days of knock outs.  Gone are  the days of ear biting.  It is all business now.

However, today's fight was extra  hyped no doubt with the celebrities present in the audience, tweeting live, cheering  and rooting for their favorite man.  

 It was utterly underwhelming to be honest in the end. But still, on a positive note, all that hyped  has somehow  brought back the world of boxing  in the spotlight that it hasn't been in for a long while and THAT might be the true benefit.  

I hope  the sport slowly climbs back to the limelight.  

 Back to the fighting:

Actually, one of the reasons of  the whole thing did not live up to the hype was that majority was rooting for Pacman and literally declared  him  the champ   even before the fight. After the event  his fan boys and girls are   still unable to accept that Maywaether won without any mark on his face,   and took home  a lots  of moolah with him despite being not so favorite.

It was sure quite a big fat  disappointment for them.

 In Pacman's own word's, " I thought I won the fight. Says Mayweather "didn't do nothing," just ran. AP Sports.

Well, there is no harm in thinking, but  he and others need to understand that Maywather was extremely elusive and cautious in this bout as against him.

On the other hand, he whether one like  it or not,  was just throwing inaccurate punches and jabs whereas Mayweather was on point in terms of accuracy and precision on both counts.

 Pacman wanted to take the fight to  Mayweather with his usual speed and constant aggression but was completely obliterated by a  Mayweather's tactical master plan. As he's known for poignant defensive tactics and has a ferocious counter attacking techniques that's almost unstoppable.  Mayweather really exploited his known tactics to his advantage as he didn't allow Pacman the space to attack him, that's how come Floyd Mayweather outclassed and outboxed him with pure technical and tactical expertise.

Here comes  the final fight  sheet:  

And according to that final fight sheet: May  thrown some 435 punches from which 148 landed, whereas Pacman thrown 429 punches from which total 81 landed. Rest, you are not blind , can read and see perfectly by yourself that how much  jabs and power punches  he thrown and how much from them   landed as compare to  Pacman's.

Pacman also  didn't show us his true masterclass and the fact that he was reluctant in closing down  Mayweather when got the chance. Had he done that, it would've been a completely different verdict.

Back to rooting for ones favorite boxer: 

One  can rooting for whoever one  wants to root for, but we also can't root players for their reputation, color, religion and personal lives. What they do/did in the ring, matters most. Who  they are in real, what they do in their private lives is their business. 

Calling Mayweather: wife beater, road runner, and cheater  is not gonna make Pacman win.

 Match is over now, so stay calm and accept the fact that  today was Mayweather's day. He played well and won with  improving  his career record to 48-0. 

 Haters are gonna hate.

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