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The Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri Viewing Guide

Introduction

As fans we know sports are unpredictable, yet we spend countless hours defending, discussing, and arguing our points about how we believe the future will go. On Saturday night all the hours of “Manny will score the knockout” and “Chris Algieri couldn’t punch his way out of a wet paper bag” and “Manny Pacquiao is not Ruslan Provodnikov” will be put to rest. Chris Algieri will get his chance to live out a real life Rocky tale, while Manny Pacquiao will look to add another young and prime feather to his collection. On Sunday, things that seem impossible today could be glaringly obvious. We’ve seen it happen before with both fighters. For Algieri, it was the time he walked out of a lion’s den. For Pacquiao, it was defeating giants. Saturday is that impossible opportunity for Algieri. For Pacquiao, it’s another fight.

The Fight

Algieri entered his fight against Ruslan Provodnikov as a sacrificial lamb. It wasn’t that Algieri had done anything special to earn his shot against the WBO junior welterweight champion, instead it was that he was the only guy who’d been up for the challenge. Provodnikov had just beaten Mike Alvarado to a pulp and few wanted to take the risk that Provodnikov posed. Except Algieri. When Alfieri’s credentials were read, many scoffed. Algieri stood as the underdog whose face was prettier than his boxing record. Surely this former kick boxer who’d never fought outside of his native New York was in way over his head… but he did have an undefeated record and could move some tickets in the area. As the fight approached the criticism of Algieri’s selection as Provodnikov’s next meal died down. Fans accepted Algieri once statements were made by other junior welterweights. The general sentiment seemed to be that Algieri was the best we were going to get before we started bringing Mexican legends out of retirement. Anyone who looked closely into this Algieri would have seen the writing on the wall. Algieri was exactly the kind of fighter that you’d choose to beat Provodnikov. A guy that would never resort to fighting Provodnikov’s fire with fire of his own. Rather, Algieri was a disciplined tactician that would punish Provodnikov each time he made a mistake. On the night of the fight, Algieri did exactly what was projected. He beat Ruslan Provodnikov and with the shrinking pool of Top Rank opponents he was selected as Manny Pacquiao’s November opponent.

The Catchweight

Part of the official fight details includes a 144 lb. catchweight. Pacquiao is no stranger to catchweights. He last fought at a catchweight in 2011. It was also for 144 lbs. against archenemy Juan Manuel Marquez. Other catchweight opponents for the Filipino star include his encounters with Antonio Margarito and Miguel Cotto. All signs indicate that Pacquiao has had no trouble dropping down to the contracted weight. Algieri will be coming up from 140, though he’s officially weighed as high as 143 1/2 pounds as recently as July of 2013.

The Tale of the Tape

Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri
56(38)-5-2 RECORD 20(8)-0
35 AGE 30
145.4 lbs. LAST 5 AVG WEIGHT 142.1 lbs.
5’6 1/2” HEIGHT 5’10”
23” REACH 22”
Filipino ETHNICITY American
General Santos City, Philippines HOMETOWN Huntington, NY
3(0)-2 LAST 5 5(1)-0
22 # OF TITLE FIGHTS 1
17(8)-3-2 RECORD IN TITLE FIGHTS 1(0)-0

The Fighters

Chris Algieri

Born and raised in Huntington, New York, Chris Algieri is 30 years old. If you’ve seen the 24/7 episode, you likely know that Algieri lives in his parents basement. Algieri began his professional combat career as a kickboxer. He amassed a 20-0 record that included a couple of world titles before moving onto boxing. Algieri also has a Bachelors and Masters degree to add to his accolades, which also include wrestling and martial arts.

Manny Pacquiao

Chris Algieri isn’t the only one who can multi-task. Manny Pacquiao is the 35-year-old boxepolitician/basketball head coach/point guard/snooker expert/fatheweight loss motivator and family man who remains one of the premier fighters in all of boxing. His story is now legend. He began as a minimumweight who kept rocks in his pocket to make weight and now sits atop the boxing world as one of the biggest stars in the sport.

The Interesting Bits

The Trainers

Manny Pacquiao - Freddie Roach

The tale of Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach’s legendary collaboration is as much a story of fate as any great love story. Pacquiao was a twice beaten, wild, and a gifted offensive fighter without any defense to show for it when his manager brought him to America. He brought Pacquiao specifically to the Wild Card Boxing Club in West Hollywood, California on a mission to find Pacquiao a proper trainer. Freddie Roach agreed to work out Pacquiao and after 1 round of mitt work, Roach said, “this kid can fight.” That’s where it all began. They officially began in the ring as a late fill in against IBF super featherweight Lehlo Ledwaba. Pacquiao, unknown to the American public, would devastate Ledwaba. Ledwaba would taste the canvas, suffer a broken nose, and ultimately finish the fight on his back. Roach is 54 and a former prizefighter himself. He was an all-action, blood and guts featherweight who became known for his ability to absorb punishment. Roach trained under Eddie Futch, a legend in his own regard, and cites Futch as the source of much of his own success as a trainer. As a trainer, Roach has amassed one of the deepest talent pools in all of boxing. He currently trains WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, lineal and WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, former WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov, Zou Shiming, Antonio DeMarco, Lucian Bute, Ik Yang, rising prospect Frankie Gomez as well as a slew of other young fighters. If you follow the NBA, the best comparison for a Roach fighter would be the 2007 Phoenix Suns. Roach, like Mike D’Antoni, is an offensive mastermind. His fighters are often dazzling and destructive in the ring. To cover up defensive flaws, Roach creates more offense and attacking to hide his fighter’s flaws. Most notably you can see this with Amir Khan. Until Khan faced Danny Garcia, Khan looked unstoppable and like the defensive lapses that led to his first knockout loss were erased. Post-Roach, Khan looks vulnerable and always on the verge of something terrible happening if he isn’t allowed to smother his opponent.

Chris Algieri - Tim Lane & Keith Trimble

Algieri’s association with Tim Lane began 13 years ago. Algieri started as a sparring partner for Lane, who fought his way off the streets and into a more stable life. Keith Trimble was Lane’s trainer who began working with Algieri in his final fights as a professional kick boxer. Trimble and Lane are the two-headed monster behind Algieri, but because Algieri is still relatively unknown, they're a monster we still haven't seen in full light. Saturday the lights will go on and we’ll see if they are a terrifying duo of martial arts wisdom and discipline or a monster with a visible zipper. What do know from watching Algieri in the ring is that they have an intelligent fighter who uses his natural advantages to be successful. Algieri still has flaws, like his tendency to square up and fight when he should box behind his jab, but thus far the duo have guided Algieri to success. Saturday should reveal a lot about them. If they were an NBA coach, we’d compare them to Steve Kerr. Kerr is off to a hot start with his first gig as a coach. He’s got his team playing tremendous defense with a very potent brand of offense, but it’s still far too early to tell just how good of a coach he is.

Purses

Official purses have yet to be released, though Bob Arum has stated that Manny Pacquiao is earning a minimum of $20 million dollars for Saturday’s fight. For Algieri, the rumored amount is $1.5 million with upside for pay-per-view. In the same interview that Arum stated that Pacquiao would be earning $20 million, he stated that Algieri’s camp in general would earn $2.75 million.

Compubox

The Odds

Fighter Bovada Bet365 GamblersPalace SkyBet
Manny Pacquiao -750 -1000 -800 -1200
Chris Algieri +475 +600 +575 +650
For a comparison of where Algieri ranks amongst previous opponents, here are Pacquiao's last 4 opponents:
If you're unfamiliar with a Vegas money line, what this means is that if you were betting $100, you'd win the amount above. So if you bet Marquez to win outright in their fourth encounter, Vegas would have paid you $225.
On the reverse, if you are betting a favorite, or if you were betting on Pacquiao beating Algieri outright, you'd have to bet 700 dollars on Bovada to win 100 dollars.
Another note is that Algieri was anywhere from +375 to +575 heading into his match with Ruslan Provodnikov.
Your Best Bet
There’s very little value in any bet other than Algieri by decision. Its unlikely Algieri can stop Manny Pacquiao, let alone score some miraculous one-punch knockout. It's a safe bet and should yield a solid payout for very little risk.
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/r/boxing's Mayweather-Canelo Viewing Guide

BIO

Floyd Mayweather Jr., 36-years-old, out of Grand Rapids, Michigan comes from a fighting family. His father and uncle were professional boxers with the former losing to Sugar Ray Leonard and the latter holding 2 titles in 2 different weight classes. The duo also make up the tandem that has trained Mayweather for his entire professional fighting career. Mayweather, the richest athlete in the world, is also no stranger to trouble. He served time in prison last year for an alleged domestic abuse incident. The time in jail only seemed to refresh him as he came out and delivered a virtuoso performance against Robert Guerrero. For more, read here.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is 23-years-old and hails from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He, like Mayweather, is also from a family of fighters as his brothers all fight professionally. Canelo turned pro when he was 15 years old after a brief amateur career. Canelo loves shoes and enjoys horseback riding. He began calling Floyd Mayweather out a few years ago and on September 14th he’ll get what he wished for. For more, read here.

THE FIGHT

Floyd has been neutralizing and disposing of opponents for over 17 years. Once the polite and humble “Pretty Boy Floyd”, he’s since shed that persona and adopted the “Money Mayweather” heel persona. The cocky/villainous/boastful/all about money attitiude he’s transformed into has been talked about as a way to make himself more marketable. It’s worked thus far as fans around the world want to see him knocked out or at the very least beaten. How do we know? He’s the most watched pay-per-view attraction in the world.
Some people think Saul Alvarez is the answer to the Mayweather puzzle. Unlike many of Floyd's recent opponents, Alvarez has very few asterisks next to his name. The two most frequently cited reasons he should lose are his inexperience and his stamina, but at 23 he’s proven that age is just a number because he fights like a man.
The fight was signed on May 29th via Mayweather’s twitter page. His tweet simply said:
I chose my opponent for September 14th and it's Canelo Alvarez. I'm giving the fans what they want. It will be at the MGM Grand.
This on the heels of what many projected were lackluster pay-per-view sales on his fight with Robert Guerrero. No official number was ever released, but many believed the number was far under 900,000 buys.
The fight was agreed at a 152 catchweight, 2 pounds under the Jr. Middleweight limit of 154 at the offer from Canelo’s camp.

COMPUBOX

Canelo is, according to compubox, the leader in highest connect percentage at 42%. Mayweather is not far off with 41% of his punches finding the mark. Mayweather’s opponents land at 17% while Canelo’s opponents land at 24%. This makes them 1 and 2 with the highest plus/minus rating.
Canelo lands on average 20 punches a round. The compubox average is 17.
Floyd Mayweather’s last 10 opponents have landed an average of 7 punches per round.
Canelo and Mayweather are also leaders at power punching connect percentage. Canelo lands 52% of his power punches while Mayweather lands 48%. Mayweather’s opponents land on average 21%.
Mayweather believes in minimal wasted efforts. The compubox average for punches thrown per round is 56. The highest is 97 (Leo Santa Cruz, no surprise) and the fewest is Bernard Hopkins at 40 (he’s older than his punches thrown per round.) Mayweather averages 41 punches thrown per round. Of those 41, 23 are usually power punches.
The numbers prove what we already know when it comes to Floyd. He’s a defensive master who continues to be as efficient as he is rich. What the numbers also prove is that Canelo is deceptively better than most give him credit for. At 23 he’s developed into a mature fighter who has put up numbers that stand with the elite fighters in boxing.
Note: CompuBox numbers are not the be-all end-all, absolutely accurate numbers by which to judge and predict the outcome of fights. A lot of people don't like punch statistics as there is a margin of error associated with them. They are still a decent yardstick with which to compare all boxers.
BoxStats

FIGHTER TRIVIA

Canelo is one of only a few boxers to have a sponsorship deal with a major brand.
Ulises Archie Solis is probably not a fan of Canelo. He claims Canelo broke his jaw.
Floyd Mayweather is only undefeated as a pro. As an amateur his record was 84-6. Certainly someone laid out the plan before Oscar de la Hoya.
Serafim Todorov is the last man to defeat Floyd Mayweather. Albeit, controversially at the 1996 Olympic games.
Canelo's camp claims that Canelo has 10 more wins than he's given credit for. Due to the shoddy record keeping in that area of Mexico, they are unaccounted for. That would make him 52-0.
Some maintain that Mayweather lost to Jose Luis Castillo in their first match. At the end of the fight, Harold Lederman had Castillo winning 115–111. ESPN's Max Kellerman disputed Lederman's scoring, writing in his boxing column: "Harold Lederman, the (HBO) unofficial ringside television judge, gave the third round to Castillo, which I think demonstrates that Mayweather suffers from the same scoring syndrome that afflicted Pernell Whitaker. Mayweather is so seldom hit cleanly in his face, that when a clean shot is landed against him it registers all out of proportion in the observer's mind. Meanwhile, the three clean shots Mayweather just landed against his opponent do not make the same kind of impression".
Canelo fought Carlos Baldomir at a 151 catchweight. Baldomir did not make the 151 limit (Canelo came in at 150.5) and Baldomir was to pay Canelo a penalty fee. Canelo refused to accept the money. What a guy.
Mayweather is no stranger to being the smaller man. On the night of his rematch with Jose Luis Castillo, he was outweighed by 9 lbs.
Canelo has never had a recorded knock-down in a fight. The closest he’s come is in the first round against Jose Miguel Cotto on the Mayweather-Mosley undercard. In his first fight after signing with Golden Boy, Cotto rocked Canelo with a huge sweeping left hook that sent Canelo flying into the ropes. Cotto jumped on him and landed power shots on the hurt Canelo. Canelo would survive the round and go on to beat Cotto keeping his undefeated streak alive.
Carlos Hernandez has the distinction of being the only fighter to have a knockdown against Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather was most notably hurt in the 2nd round against Shane Mosley from a monstrous overhand right. He’s also nearly been dropped by Demarcus Corley in the 4th round of their fight. A huge right hook sent Mayweather backpedaling into the ropes and covering up while Corley threw everything he had at him. In the second round against Zab Judah, Judah landed a check lead hook that sent Mayweather spiraling to the floor. He definitely wasn’t hurt in the way Mosley or Corley hurt him, but the combination of the punch and being off-balance sent him very close to the floor. (to Judah’s credit, Mayweather’s glove did touch the canvas.)
Canelo is only the third undefeated fighter Floyd Mayweather has fought. First undefeated fighter Floyd Mayweather has faced since 2007, Ricky Hatton. Before that, 2001 Diego Corrales.
Floyd debuted at 130. He has ventured all the way to 154. Canelo began his career at 140 lbs.
Canelo holds 2 victories over current lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez.
Floyd and Canelo have 2 past opponents in common. Shane Mosley (both defeated in a wide UD) and Carlos Baldomir (Canelo one-upped Floyd by stopping Baldomir in the 6th, whereas Floyd boxed him to a UD.)

RECORDS

2.52 million pay-per-view buys is the record set by Mayweather-De La Hoya back in 2007. Experts say there’s no shot that this fight can touch that number. Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson is in second place with 1.97.
The live gate record of $18,419,200, set in 2007 by Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya, has been shattered as the gate for September 14 will come in at over $19,500,000.

PURSES

Canelo Alvarez will be earning a career-high payday of 12.5 million dollars guaranteed. Assuming the fight goes all 12 rounds, Canelo is set to make $1,041,666 per round. That’s $347,222.22 a minute. That’s $5,787.04 a second.
Floyd Mayweather will be earning 41.5 million dollars. That is all guaranteed. Assuming the fight goes all 12 rounds, Mayweather is set to make $3,458,333.33 per round. That’s $1,152,777.77 a minute. That’s $19,212 a second.

BETTING ODDS

Mayweather opened at roughly a -225 favorite. In perspective, Mayweather was a -185 favorite when he fought Oscar De La Hoya and -165 for the ill-fated match with Manny Pacquiao. For the Miguel Cotto fight, Vegas had Mayweather as a -800 favorite & for the Guerrero match, Mayweather was a -950 favorite. Compare those odds to some other big fights coming up. Pacquiao is around -600 for his fight with Brandon Rios. You can see Vegas thinks Canelo has a better shot at beating Mayweather than Rios does Pacquiao.

ALL ACCESS

All Access is a behind the scenes documentary/reality style series leading up to the fight. There will be 4 episodes total before the fight. Here are the first 2.
Episode 1
[Episode 2](bit.ly/130W4BF)
[Episode 3](bit.ly/15XEEcS)
[Episode 4](bit.ly/18gIaz1)

WHERE TO WATCH

Country Broadcaster
Australia Main Event
Hungary Sport 1
Mexico Televisa
Panama RPC-TV
Romania GSP TV
United Kingdom BoxNation
USA Showtime PPV
The fight can also be seen in select movie theaters.

LINKS TO RECENT FIGHTS, & MORE IN COMMENTS

Thank you to Hungry_Freaks_Daddy who was my partner putting this together.
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[Controversy Clear-Up] Pacquiao versus Bradley

Hello and welcome!!!
You've found yourself at the /boxing Official Controversy Clear-Up thread. What will this thread provide /boxing users you might ask? Well, we're going to take a second look at some controversial fights of the past; provide some historical perspective and then give them a thorough round-by-round examination.
This is also a place for opposite opinions to be expressed in detail. If you believe fighter X won, not fighter Y after reading the breakdown, please feel free to give an explanation. It's my hope this thread will provide a place for dialogue within the community about some of history’s most controversial fights. With that said, we all know there about the upcoming PPV fight between Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao and Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios this weekend. I felt it would only be prudent to take a look back at the welterweight showdown between the 2 in this edition of Controversy Clear-Up.

History

Timothy Bradley was not the marquee name you'd usually see as the "B" side of a Pacquiao fight, but quietly Bradley managed to beat some of the best names in his division. Prior to the fight with Pacquiao, Bradley spent the majority of his career at junior welterweight where he beat names like Kendal Holt, Lamont Peterson, Devon Alexander, & Miguel Vazquez. He also beat Luis Carlos Abregu & Joel Casamayor at the welterweight limit. Bradley was known for finding a way to win, even when he was in against talented opposition. He entered the fight with an extremely impressive record of 28-0-0.
Manny Pacquiao, what more needs to be said? He's the biggest ambassador to the sport there is. He's provided so many casual sports fans round the world a reason to want to watch boxing. He remains the first and only eight division world champion, a national Filipino icon and an active congressman. He began his fighting career long ago at flyweight and slowly moved up the divisions eventually getting as high as jr middleweight. Manny is more famously known for trilogies with Erik Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez (now a quadrilogy). Leading up to this fight, Manny had recently beat Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito, Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Marquez. Manny entered the fight with an equally impressive record of 54-3-2.

The Fight

Bradley was not the only name on the table for Pacquiao's return to the ring. A fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez was tossed around, and Lamont Peterson was also in the running. Ultimately Bradley got the nod. His record going into the Pacquiao fight was enough to have him on many people's P4P list but he was overwhelmingly considered the underdog.. Bradley showed up to the pre-fight press conference with an oversized ticket for "Bradley-Pacquiao II" because he was so confident he'd win and there would be a rematch! The betting odds remained clearly in Pacquiao's favor, with Bradley a 7-2 underdog. The fight was broadcast live as an HBO PPV which had approximately 900K buys.

Tale of the Tape

Pacquiao vs Bradley
33 Age 28
General Santos City, Philippines From Palm Springs CA, USA
5' 6 1/2'' Height 5' 6''
67'' Reach 69''
147 Weigh in 146
Round 1:
Bradley began the action popping the jab in 2’s and 3’s and effectively maintains distance. Bradley lands a right hand behind a tripled up jab roughly 45 seconds into the fight, which is the first clean punch landed by either fighter. Manny starts letting his left hand go halfway through the round, but Bradley seems to be just out of reach. With a minute left Bradley throws a three punch combo, all of which are blocked.or avoided by Manny. Roughly 30 seconds left, Manny lands a left on the chin of Bradley, but it doesn't have a ton of power behind it. Bradley immediately answers back with a combo of his own, which Manny ducking, pivoting, and ducking under two more punches. With 15 seconds left Manny grazes Bradley with a left-right combo to which the crowd goes wild. Then Manny lands a solid straight left again to the chin of Bradley. This is a hard round to score; both fighters had their good and bad points. Bradley was effective at keeping Manny at bay by doubling and tripling his jab while Manny eventually towards the end of the round had some success with the straight left. Manny was lunging with a lot of his shots and just missing. Bradley wins this round because he landed the cleaner more telling blows and managed to keep Manny at bay with his jab. Manny spent the majority of the round lunging in while Bradley was just out of reach.

Bradley 10 - 9

Round 2:
A slow first 30 seconds before Manny lands a jab to the midsection of Bradley. I believe the punch was cleanly landed because of the way Bradley reacts, he tries to come right back at Manny throwing a wide left hook. Manny's able to get off first though with a tight left hook of his own which lands perfectly on Bradley chin completely nullifying the return fire (sometimes the best defense is a good offense and this exchange proves it). This was the best punch landed for Manny so far and put him up in the round. Manny then throws a one-two, Bradley gets underneath and both shots miss. They clinch in the middle of the ring, While Manny holds Bradley’s left hand during the clinch, Bradley throws 17 shots with his free right hand, Manny just covers up. Bradley’s blows get around Manny's elbow, landing on the body while the shots he throws to the head are all blocked by Manny's glove. Manny was waiting for the referee to break them apart it seemed, Bradley wasn't waiting for anything and went to work. I'd say the round is currently tied with just over 2 minutes to go. Halfway through neither man is dominate. Bradley keeps moving back to create space, and it pays off when Manny leans too far in and he's able to split Manny's guard with a right hand that lands and moves Manny to the ropes. Manny's not hurt, but the punch clearly had an effect. With his back against the ropes, Manny throws a looping left while pivoting out 180 degrees around Bradley, bringing the fight back to the center. They spend the final minute slipping each other’s punches. About half way through, Manny throws a big left hand which Bradley clearly catches in his glove but the crowd goes wild. This round again goes to Bradley, he landed cleaner power punches throughout the round and the controlled the distance and made Manny miss often.

Bradley 10 - 9

Round 3:
Bradley initially comes out aggressive, shoots out a double jab then lands a straight right behind it. After that first exchange the pace of this round slows drastically for the next full minute. With 1:42 seconds left Manny lands a solid jab, but Bradley manages to duck under the incoming left hand. With 35 seconds left the crowd is going wild for Manny, as he pressures Bradley from the middle of the ring to the ropes with jabs and left hands. One left hand lands for Manny while Bradley is maneuvering himself backwards. He meets the ropes and immediately clinches. With 15 seconds left, both fighters are trying to leave their mark in an otherwise relatively uneventful round. Manny lands a good right hand, but misses with the left as Bradley ducks under it. Bradley lands a right to the shoulder and a solid left to the body. This round goes to Manny who landed more, harder punches.

Manny 10-9

Round 4:
In the first 20 seconds Bradley lands some good body shots, and the fight turns from an outside fight to an inside fight. Bradley is landing more punches, but Manny is landing the harder punches. 45 seconds into the round, while pressed against each other Bradley reaches around and throws a left hook which lands on Manny's shoulder. Manny reacts with lightening reflexes by coming up and over with a stinging right hook directly to the chin of Bradley. In the next notable exchange there is a little more distance between the fighters, Bradley throws a right hand over a ducking Manny who then capitalizes on the fact that both of Bradley's hands are down by landing a clean right hook to Bradley’s chin. Over the next 40 seconds both fighters exchange body shots, Manny seems unwilling to exchange in clinches while Bradley fires away. With 1:12 seconds left, Bradley throws a 5 punch combination, all to the head with roughly 3 landing clearly. Manny's starting to find the distance with his jab and then as both fighters find themselves close together Manny lands a left hook to the chin of Bradley, dazing him. Manny follows up with a flurry of punches 95% of which Bradley steers clear of. Bradley, dazed and confused from the onslaught, moves backwards out of range. With 38 seconds left in the round, you can see Bradley take a step back and apparently roll his ankle and almost fall. Manny pounces, finding a dazed and injured Bradley hard to hit. Manny's loading up on his shots, which is giving Bradley extra time to manipulate his upper body to stay safe. Bradley clinches with 25 seconds left and doesn't want to let go! With the referees help Manny manages to wretch himself free and action resumes. Manny lands another vicious left to the chin of Bradley and then completely avoids all the return fire. As the bell is ringing Bradley gets in one big overhand right, that doesn't phase Manny. This was the first round which was easy to judge, Manny was clearly the aggressor landing the bigger, more powerful shots. He had Bradley dazed towards the end of the round as well.

Manny 10-9

Round 5:
A slow 1st minute. Neither fighter is putting on any discernible. Both fighters flash jabs at each other, but they are either blocked, parried or slipped. 55 seconds into the round Manny lands a blazing fast right-left combo to Bradley's head. Bradley ducks down and maneuvers himself back to the center of the ring where Manny lands a lunging right hand. Bradley is having limited success so far in this round, he's landed only a handful of jabs and a few straight right hands that seemed to have little to no impact on Manny. Following the narrative of this fight, the last minute of the round heats up. Bradley gets in a nice overhand right, which elicited a barrage of counter attacks from Manny, most miss or go over Bradley's head as he's ducking and moving backwards. After that exchange both fighters find themselves in the center of the ring again and the most notable exchange of this round happens. With 36 seconds left Manny rocks Bradley with a tight, perfectly timed hybrid left hook/uppercut as Bradley was leaning in. Manny immediately tried to follow up, but Bradley manages to get himself out of harm’s way and tie up. After the break, Manny gets in another nice right hook. The last 15 seconds of this round are intense, with both men squaring up and swinging for the fences. Both men land hooks on each other, but Bradley is the one moving backwards from the power. Manny wins this round, by clearly landing harder cleaner punches and staggering Bradley backwards one time.

Manny 10-9

Round 6:
Bradley opens the round by landing 2 jabs in the first 30 seconds. Manny seems to be taking it slow, not really throwing too much, but utilizing lateral movement. A little over a minute into the round Bradley catches Manny on the way in with a right hand, it’s a solid punch but doesn't detour Manny. Halfway through the round, Bradley continuing to move backwards and doubling the jab as a tactic to keep Manny at a safe distance. Manny, bobbing and feinting, waiting for his opening. A little over midway through the round both men land good fight hands, at this point the round's still completely up in the air for anyone. With 1:01 left, Bradley lands a right hook off the ropes on Manny's exposed chin. Manny answers back with 2 clean body shots, before Bradley ducks, pivots and moves back to the center of the ring. The leather is flying now, both combatants making their presence known. Bradley with another right hook, this time to the top of Manny's head. Manny answers back with a beautifully placed straight right hand to the sternum. Manny gets Bradley stuck in the corner, but fails to land any meaningful shots. Then the infighting begins again, but this time Manny's the aggressor landing a couple uppercuts and a left hand. Manny takes this round, although the fighting didn't really start until halfway through the round, once it began Manny took control. Manny kept finding ways to close the gap and land solid power punches, Bradley was surprisingly inactive during this round.

Manny 10 - 9

Round 7:
Considering the previous rounds of this fight, the first minute of the 7th round could be considered action packed. Both fighters are trading multiple shots, neither having consistence success. Bradley will land a shot or too, then Manny gets out of the way then Manny would land a shot or two before Bradley would find his way to safety. 45 seconds into the round the fighters square up with each other and begin to exchange. Bradley is comes in, lands shots, and attempts to back out but isn’t quick enough. Manny catches him with a hard right hand to the body. Bradley take a couple steps back. This is truly an action packed round, but Bradley has the edge so far. He’s standing right in the pocket and making Manny miss shots left and right. With 42 seconds left Bradley lands one of his best punches of the fight, a right uppercut that slips under the guard of Manny. Manny takes it well and comes back landing a looping left hook. Not much happens in the last 30 seconds of the round; both men are beginning to show signs of fatigue. This is the definition of a swing round and it really depends on what you favor as a judge. I have to give it to Bradley because he landed significantly more punches then Manny and his defense was tight.

Bradley 10 - 9

Round 8:
The 8th starts with Bradley jabbing to create distance, and Manny content following him around for the first 50 seconds. Then a minor exchange happens where Bradley manages to find a home for a left and a right hook. With a 1:40 left Bradley initiates an exchange; to which Manny lands a thumping right hand on Bradley’s guard. While ducking backwards, Manny lands a perfectly placed and timed left hand to the chin of an incoming Bradley. The punch seemed to stop Bradley from moving forward for the next couple seconds. Manny pounces with a lunging right hand on Bradley's chin. Manny is really dominant over the first half of this round. A little later on Bradley finds himself directly in front of Manny, whose back is against the ropes. Bradley starts firing off body shots, but only lands one. The majority of the action in this round took place during the middle, in which Manny dominated. The remainder of the round is fought at a relatively slow pace with Manny landing the only significant punches.

Manny 10-9

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Pacquiao vs Matthysse Betting Odds. The following is a list of current betting odds courtesy of 5Dimes.com: Manny Pacquiao -185; Lucas Matthysse +160; Pacquiao will go down in the history books as the better fighter of the two, but neither one of these guys is lighting up the sport of boxing right now. Pacquiao vs Rios betting odds and preview. By SBR. Saturday, November 23, 2013. Share with: Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao takes on hard-hitting Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios tonight at the Venetian Resort and Get latest "Pacquiao vs. Rios" odds online for main event boxing match set for HBO pay-per-view (PPV) at The Venetian in Macau, China, TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 23, 2013), including updated lines, prop According to oddsmakers who sent the betting line out with Pacquiao listed as a 410 betting favorite, Rios ironically is about to suffer his second straight loss. bettors have driven the odds Pacquiao vs. Rios betting preview: Odds favor Manny over Rios Manny Pacquiao is favored big against Brandon Rios, but not as big as in most of his recent fights.

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