Friday, May 15, 2015

Did Ringside Judges Commit Mistakes Scoring Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight?

By Alon Calinao Dy: There are accounts of the recount in the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight that Pacquiao actually landed solid punches than Mayweather last May 2 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. 

Boxing analysts say that how could a fighter throw powerful shots when he was running away from his opponent. Mayweather seemed to land more clear punches in the monitor, but when you have to review them fight Pacquiao was the aggressive fighter and clearly delivered blows to the head and body of the American boxer.

Before "The Fight of the Century" happened in Vegas, fight fans knew that Pacquiao would not win if he would not knock Mayweather out because ringside judges including the referee might be in favor to the undefeated boxer. Some even thought that it was a game of mafia just as what Michael Jordan experienced during his stardom.

The inaccurate markings of red and blue corners of the two boxers questioned the netizens, and why they did not score the richest fight in history accurately. After the fight, Pacquiao thought he won the battle and was disappointed about the decisions of the ringside judges.

Despite shoulder's injury, Pacquiao wanted to engage toe-to-toe against Mayweather. Some fans were mad at Pacquiao for not being honest to his injury before the fight, but some were amazed and realized that he was a true warrior who never backed down.

Recently, Mayweather went to the Warriors game and was booed by basketball fans while Pacquiao fans celebrated and commented that they'd lost their respect to Mayweather after the bout. 

Ringside judges might be in favor of Mayweather throughout the contest, but Pacquiao would always the people's champ who showed the world why he was a fearless fighter.