BABALA NI PACQUIAO: THURMAN ‘DI AABOT NG 12TH ROUND

(NI VT ROMANO, Saksi Ngayon, Sports Editor)

LAS VEGAS – “HINDI matatapos ang 12-round.”
Ito ang pag-analisa ni eight division word champion Manny Pacquiao sa kalalabasan ng 12-round WBA welterweight showdown nila ni Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman Sabado (Linggo sa Manila) sa MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“There is a big percentage that this fight will not go 12 rounds.  That is not a prediction, just my analysis,” ani Pacquiao.

Kung tutuparin nga raw ni Thurman ang pahayag nito na makikipagsabayan kay Pacman, dalawang bagay lang ang mangyayari sa Amerikano–mana-knockout o kusang aayaw.

“If he goes toe-to-toe with me that will be lovely.  It will make it a shorter fight.” wika ng Pambansang Kamao.

Nananatiling paboritong magwawagi ang Filipino boxing icon. Sa pinakahuling betting odds, ang 40-anyos na Fighting Senator ay -155, habang +135 naman si Thurman, mas bata ng sampung taon kay Pacquiao.

Nangangahulugan, na ang pustang $155 kay Pacquiao (kung mananalo) ay kakabig lamang ng $100. Habang, ang pustang $100 kay Thurman ay $135 naman ang balik.

Ang pusta namang Pacquiao by KO (1st & 2nd round) ay 50/1 ($1=$50). Kung KO sa 3rd at 4th at 12th round nama’y 40/1 ($1=$40). At 30/1 kung mana-knockout ni Pacquiao si Thurman sa 5th-11th round.

Habang mas mataas na 60/1 naman kung iiskor si Thurman ng 1st o 2nd round KO ($1=$60). 50/1 sa 3rd,  4th at 12th round. At 40/1 ($1=$40) mula round 5th-11th round.

Samantala, hindi na nag-ensayo si Pacquiao kahapon. Sa halip, nagpahinga na lamang ito bilang paghahanda sa official weigh-in ngayong Biyernes (Sabado sa Manila).

Inaasahang magaang na makukuha ni Pacquiao ang 147-pound weight limit.

Aabangan naman kung sosobra sa timbang si Thurman, na napabalitang nahirapang magbawas. Pero agad na pinabulaanan ng kampo nito ang balita.

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MAYWEATHER AYAW NANG SUMUGAL KAY PACQUIAO

WALANG interes si Floyd Mayweather na lumaban pang muli kay Manny Pacquiao.
Sinabi ni Leonard Ellerbe, chief executive ng Mayweather Promotions, malabo nang magkaroon ng Mayweather-Pacquiao Part 2.

“Floyd has no interest,” sabi ni Ellerbe sa boxingscene.com. “He has zero interest. He’s been doing this all his life. And after a while, you get burned out. He’s given the sport everything.”

Pinaniniwalaang kumita ang retirado nang si Mayweather ng $300 million sa 2015 bout nila ni Pacquiao.

Itinuturing na “most lucrative fight in history” ang naturang laban na kumita ng mahigit $600 million.

Ipinahayag ng long-time trainer ni Pacquiao kamakailan na gusto niyang magkaroon ng Mayweather-Pacquiao Part 2 dahil hindi 100% fit noon ang Pambansang Kamao, nagkaron ng shoulder injury bago ang fight day kaya’t natalo sa puntos.

Ngunit wala sa isip ni Mayweather na lumaban ulit kay Pacquiao at kuntento nang panoorin ang Filipino boxing icon na makikipagbakbakan kay Thurman sa July 20 sa Las Vegas.

“He’s living his best life,” ayon kay Ellerbe. “He’s traveling, spending time with his kids, spending time with his family. He’s doing all the things that he never got a chance to do because boxing has consumed his life ever since he was 5 years old.

“So truly, he’s getting to do stuff for really kind of the first time in his life. And he’s really enjoying it,” dagdag nito.

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UNDERDOG KAY PACQUIAO; PABOR KAY THURMAN  

(NI VT ROMANO, Saksi Ngayon, Sports Editor)

LAS VEGAS – Hindi tinablan si Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman ng binasang bible verse ni eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao hinggil sa pagpapakumbaba.
Matapos ang final press conference, Miyerkoles (Huwebes sa Manila) para sa kanilang 12-round WBA welterweight match, muling umatake ang bibig ni Thurman nang makapanayam ng iba’t ibang sangay ng mga miyembro ng media.
Bilang huling mensahe bago matapos ang press conference, isang verse mula sa bibliya ang binasa ni Pacquiao na hango sa Jeremiah 9:23-24, kung saan nagsasaad na huwag magyabang sa sinuman, sa halip ay maging mapagkumbaba.

Hindi naman ito pinansin ni Thurman, sa halip, umaapaw ang kumpiyansa nitong pinroklama na mananalo siya at pupusta sa sarili na kanyang patutulugin si Pacquiao sa first, second o seventh round ng kanilang sagupaan.

Pero hihintayin pa muna niya umanong tumaas ang ‘odds’ bago niya ilatag ang pusta, upang mas malaki aniya ang kakabigin niyang panalo dahil sa pagiging underdog.

Base sa sports book dito, ang first o second round knockout (pabor kay Thurman) ay 60-1 ang odd. Habang ang Thurman by 7th round KO ay 40-1 naman.

“Well, to be honest, we were waiting because so many people are betting for Pacquiao,” pahayag ni Thurman (29-0, 22KOs). “So, we’re waiting. We believe that the odds are gonna keep being not in my favor, which gonna allow me to really maximize my bets.

“So, I went to the bank today. We got the money ready, but we haven’t gotten the ticket yet. Because, you know, they’re still gonna shift. It’s not Friday night. All the fans aren’t here at the MGM yet. And, you know, them Asians have been getting it in. I think I’ve offended a lot more other Filipinos than I did Manny Pacquiao.
“And then we’re going for first-round knockout, second-round knockout and then, lucky-number-seven-round knockout,” dagdag pa nito.

Nauna nang sinabi ni Thurman na pupusta siya ng $10,000 sa laban.

At ang reaksiyon ni Pacquiao sa tinuran ni Thurman: “Salamat sa donasyon.”

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PACQUIAO ‘DI AABOT NG 6th ROUND –THURMAN 

(NI ARIEL BORLONGAN)

BUONG yabang na sinabi kahapon ni WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman na patutulugin niya si eight-division titlist Manny Pacquiao bago sumapit ang 6th round ng kanilang unification bout sa Hulyo 20 sa MGM Grand sa Las Vegas, Nevada.

“I bet none of Pacquiao’s sparring partners were going at his body. Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman is going to touch the body. I want to know how he reacts,” sabi ni Thurman sa BoxingScene.com.

“My prediction? Less than six rounds. I would love to be 30-0 with 23 knockouts. We’ve got 22 and we’ve held those 22 knockouts for a little too long. It’s time to get one more knockout,” dagdag pa niya.

Ngunit iba naman ang nasa isip ni Pacquiao, na gustong turuan ng leksiyon ang mabungangang Amerikano.

“I’m so motivated for this fight for all of the trash talk he’s saying and I want to prove him wrong,” sabi ni Pacquiao.

“The most dangerous thing is when you’re not ready and in condition.”

“At this age, at 40, there is a level of adjustment in terms of body recovery, unlike when you were young, you pushed your body in training day by day, you recovered at night,” dagdag ni Pacquiao.

“At this stage, where you are strong, it is difficult to recover the next day, but right now, the speed is there, the power, the speed … by the grace of God.”

 

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