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 Post subject: Fans Are Fickle.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:54 pm 
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Fans are fickle.

After watching last night's fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao at a friend's house, we all agreed that even though this was not Pacquiao's best performance, he still won the fight by being the active fighter.

And the numbers don't lie.

According to Compubox, Pacquiao had just a 117-100 edge in power shots landed, while Marquez landed the cleaner shots. Pacquiao was busier, averaging 49 punches thrown per round to 36 per round for Marquez.

I do not have the exact numbers, you can look that up yourselves.

My wife received a text from her father last night that all the Filipinos are "very upset and angry" that Pacquiao had won.

Well, FANS, hate to break it to you: your anger may be warranted, but for all the wrong reasons.

If you want to be angry, be angry with Pacquiao for becoming way too defensive.

If you want to be angry, be angry with Marquez for not being aggressive enough.

And finally...

If you want to be angry, be angry with the judges, because they didn't see it YOUR way.

Sure, Pacquiao wasn't the same old fighter who railroaded and knocked out/down every opponent placed in front of him. But he is a boxer who works for a promoter who makes fights for him, and he was out there doing his job.

But as fans, we became spoiled. And shame on those fans at the MGM Garden Arena who threw water bottles and food at Pacquiao as he was walking back to the dressing room, and I'm talking Mexican and Filipino fans alike.

You felt you didn't get your money's worth, you turned your backs on him.

Yup...

Fans are fickle.


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 Post subject: Re: Fans Are Fickle.
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:20 pm 
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another according to compubox thread.

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