Philippines, 19 Nov 2017
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Joaquin Henson

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bańez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peńalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Pińol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Joaquin Henson



Manny on Money’s mind

By Joaquin Henson
PhilBoxing.com
29 Aug 2017



Manny Pacquiao remains in the back of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s mind, whether Money likes it or not. Right after Mayweather halted Conor McGregor in the 10th round of their highly-publicized bout in Las Vegas last Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila), Money said he played the aggressor’s role to make up for his showing against Pacquiao two years ago.

Mayweather was severely criticized for refusing to engage Pacquiao and fans questioned his credibility as a pound-for-pound fighter because of his conservative, defense-oriented style. Pacquiao battled Mayweather with a torn rotator cuff starting the fourth round but still, Money wouldn’t stand his ground, preferring instead to dance and shoulder-roll. Experts were divided in deciding who should’ve won the verdict. Mayweather, however, wound up the winner via a unanimous decision.

Against McGregor, Mayweather fought with a purpose. He baited McGregor to punch himself out in the early rounds then put on the pressure starting the fourth. Slowly, Mayweather wore down McGregor who never went beyond five rounds in his MMA career. Fatigue was evident when in the ninth round, McGregor could hardly raise his arms to defend himself. Judges Dave Moretti and Guido Cavalleri scored the ninth 10-8 for Mayweather even if McGregor wasn’t floored.

Referee Robert Byrd ended the carnage at 1:05 of the 10th with Mayweather firing at will and McGregor defenseless against the ropes. Byrd should’ve stopped it earlier. Not surprisingly, McGregor said he could’ve gone on. But at what cost? McGregor said Byrd should’ve stepped in only if he fell. He should know that in boxing, the referee won’t wait for a fighter to tap out or raise his hands in surrender because that hardly ever happens.
****

Byrd, 74, was a poor choice as referee. He tolerated McGregor’s hammer punches and clinching tactics. McGregor should’ve been docketed at least a point for trying to do what Jeff Horn did to Pacquiao in Brisbane. Byrd had worked only one Mayweather fight previously, the 2013 win over Robert Guerrero. He gave McGregor too much leeway to roughhouse illegally.

McGregor entered the fight with a reputation as a power striker but it didn’t look like he ever hurt Mayweather, not even in the first round which the three judges awarded to the Irishman. Mayweather also lacked the power to take out McGregor with a single shot. It was the accumulation of punches and exhaustion that eventually conspired to bring him down.

One of the judges, Burt Clements was chastised for his mistake in robbing Pacquiao of a win by split decision over Juan Manuel Marquez in 2004. Clements scored the first round 10-7 for Pacquiao when it should’ve been 10-6 because Marquez was floored thrice. The error led to Clements’ scorecard of 113-113, resulting in a split draw. Clements saw it 89-82 for Mayweather. Unlike Moretti and Cavalleri, he scored the ninth 10-9 for Mayweather when it should’ve been 10-8. Moretti had it 87-83, giving three rounds to McGregor. Cavalleri scored it 89-81, also for Mayweather. The three judges concurred in awarding the first round to McGregor. Moretti gave the first three rounds to McGregor.

The fight exposed McGregor’s inability to adjust to boxing rules and the difference in style between boxing and MMA. It showed that boxing puts more emphasis on art, science, skill and strategy. McGregor was completely outwitted, outfought and outboxed by Mayweather.
****

There is history of boxers moving to MMA like heavyweight Ray Mercer who knocked out Tim Sylvia in 2009 and former cruiserweight champion James Toney tapping out on the ground in yielding to Randy Couture in 2010. Full-contact kickboxing titlist Troy Dorsey moved to boxing, winning the IBF featherweight and IBO superfeatherweight titles in a 15-year career that ended in 1998 but wasn’t an MMA specialist like McGregor. The Irishman was the first MMA fighter to cross over to boxing in a big way.

Mayweather once faced The Big Show in Wrestlemania 2008 but that was a fix. During the match, Mayweather took off a boxing glove to use brass knuckles in knocking out the 7-foot, 383-pound giant who fought bare-handed. In 1976, Muhammad Ali and wrestler Antonio Inoki turned their face-off into a farce. Ali landed only six punches throughout the 15-round contest that ended in a draw. Inoki lay on the canvas in every round, kicking at Ali. But the Mayweather-McGregor fight was for real.


Back to Joaquin Henson's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • WILDER AIMS FOR 50-0 RECORD SAYS TRAINER
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 18 Nov 2017
  • DELA TORRE DEDICATES LAS VEGAS FIGHT TO HIS FAMILY
    By , 18 Nov 2017
  • Somodio says Ancajas can't take Conlan lightly
    By Joaquin Henson, 18 Nov 2017
  • Support this bloodless anti-droga drive
    By Recah Trinidad, 18 Nov 2017
  • Torre gains tie for first place after beating Brazilian IM in 10th round
    By Marlon Bernardino, 18 Nov 2017
  • ROMA, IMPERIAL, CONSTANTINO, PRESENTE LEAD CONCEPCION DOS CHESS CLUB BIDDERS
    By Marlon Bernardino, 18 Nov 2017
  • ANCAJAS, CONLAN MAKE WEIGHT
    By Epifanio M. Almeda, 18 Nov 2017
  • HORN-CRAWFORD NEGOTIATION STARTS IF AUSSIE CHAMP WINS OVER CORCORAN
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 18 Nov 2017
  • Tyron Woodley to Nate Diaz: I'll Smash You With a Jacked Up Shoulder!
    By , 18 Nov 2017
  • Weights from Atlantic City
    By , 18 Nov 2017
  • Frank De Alba ready for showdown with Ivan Najera this Tuesday night at Sands Bethlehem Event Center
    By , 18 Nov 2017
  • TWO WBO BELTS AT STAKE IN DALIAN
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., 17 Nov 2017
  • Lightweight Prospect Thomas Mattice stops Orlando Rizo in 7
    By , 17 Nov 2017
  • NBA -- Celtics rally past Warriors, 92-88, win 14th straight
    By Oliver Iglesias, 17 Nov 2017
  • MELINDO TAKES ON TAGUCHI FOR IBF/WBA UNIFICATION BOUT ON DEC 31 IN TOKYO
    By Dong Secuya, 17 Nov 2017
  • JOSE "CHIQUIRO" MARTINEZ STOPS JESUS MARTINEZ TO WIN NABO SUPER FLYWEIGHT TITLE
    By , 17 Nov 2017
  • FRIDAY FIGHTNIGHT LIVE SPECIAL ATTRACTION TO SHOWCASE ROY JONES JR. BOXING FROM AMERICA'S HEARTLAND
    By , 17 Nov 2017
  • ANCAJAS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS OPPONENT EVER FOR CONLAN
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 17 Nov 2017
  • Belfast based Filipinos give Jerein Ancajas moral support
    By Epifanio M. Almeda, 17 Nov 2017
  • Tyron Woodley Accepts Nate Diaz Fight, 'Sign the Contract Already!'
    By , 17 Nov 2017





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2017 philboxing.com.