‘Absolutely yes,’ says Pacquiao on whether he won fight


Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, raises his gloves following his split decision loss to Timothy Bradley, from Palm Springs, Calif., in their WBO world welterweight title fight Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. AP/Julie Jacobson

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao believed that he won the fight against American Timothy Bradley.

“Absolutely, yes,” said Pacquiao after one of the commentators asked whether he won the bout.

Bradley wrested the Welterweight title from Pacquiao in a controversial split decision that stunned boxing fans worldwide.

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  • MarcyPulilan

    I think the next best thing Manny can do for the Filipinos is to buy the least expensive NBA team, play in that team and put a lot of aspiring and good Filipino players in that team. Develop it, palakasin ang gawaing sikat. I am sure he will get his money back and create more Filipino superstars. Manny is also good in basketball, I saw him play. Tigilan na niya dapat ang pa Bible Bible at politika, he is a natural sportsman. He should stick with sports.

  • batchmatters

    Let`s boycott watching these boxing matches because they just clearly wanted money by fooling the fans. Enough of this foolishness. Suck it to those dirty boxing moneymakers. 

    • ITT_Co_Makati

      Batchmatters, your boycott will not do any damage. Even if all Filipinos do not watch the next Pacquia fight, it will still afford paying Pacquiao his millions. There are a lot of fights that Filipinos do not watch and still make money. You will just be depriving yourself of a form of simple entertainment. Modern entertainment is just like this, about money and nothing else. Fame is just secondary to the millions of dollars it produces. since boxing started to be commercial, it is always about money, what do you think it is about?

  • Greg Atari

    Kulang ang sagot mo Money, este Manny, dapat nag quote ka ng Leviticus! Hahaha!

  • Gian Alvarez

    Chill lang sa mga comments guys. Manny did his job in representing the country and he did it well. Let’s just be happy that he’s still alive and whatever reasons the judges have, let’s respect that. For me, he fought a good fight. Being a good athlete is not really about the games you’ve won. It’s more on how you handle failures and how you will act to be better next time. We should all be happy because he showed the world an exceptional performance. He’s still one of the greatest athlete alive. Let’s continue to pray for him in his next fights. :)

  • orlyrondo

    meron namang mga lab an si manny lalo na kay marquez na sa palagay ko eh dapat talo rin siya. sa tingin ko dito eh parqang nagamit lang si manny sa tawag na karma. sa mga congressmen na pumusta kay manny eh b aka galing sama yung ipinamusta nila. baka yun na regalo nila sa pagkaka-alis kay corona. galing sama, dali wala!

  • roelca20

    Yan ang napapala ng taong walang satisfaction. 8 kampeonato na ibinigay sa kanya, naging mambabatas, nag-singer at artista, naging host at ninong sa GMA di pa nakontento nag-pastor. Para skin wlang masama kung maging pastor sya, but the thing is magka-opposite yong pagiging boxer at pastor which means, he doesnt practice what he preach. For sure I’m for Pacquiao. Pero sa tingin ko tinuruan na rin sya ng leksyon ni LORD na sibi siguro sa kanya, “ANAK TAMA NA SUMOSUBRA KANA”. Kung gusto mo mag pastor wag kana mag boxing…

    • Renato

      dami siyang inalis sa bisyo niya dahil masama daw. pero mas marami naman siyang taong inenganyong pumusta at mag sugal sa boksing. 

  • MarcyPulilan

    Two losers on the same show, Jessica Sanchez and Manny Pacquiao. Manny drop the idea of being a preacher, hindi bagay sa yo. Nas mukha kang tunay na boxer. Walang magagawang tulong sa iyo ang biblia kundi i confuse ka sa mga laban mo. Pati ang pulitika kalimutan mo na rin, kaunti na lang ang boxing years mo, sagarin mo ito. Pag hindi ka na boxingero, doon ka mag preach or mag politika. huwag mong i down ang bayan by being a preacher or a politician. We need you as a boxer, saka na iyang pa bible bible mo at pamumulitika. Kung gusto mong maging relihyoso, bili mo na lang si Mommy Dionisa ng Louis Vuitton na rosaryo and bili mo ng Mama Mary’s Cologne from Lourdes, tapos bili mo siya din ng Bible na may cover na alligator skin na lacoste. Kailangan mo pang lumaban ng marami para matuloy iyong pngako mong face transplant kay Mommy D para dahil mahal iyong napili niyang mukha, mukha ni Elizabeth Taylor, malaking trabaho iyon. Kaya boxing ka na muna para ma finance mo ito.

    • jurbinsky77

      It is unfair for you to mock Manny at this time when an injustice was clearly handed to him. You make mockery of the loving mother who worked hard to raise her brood despite the father abandoned them. A good son will always provide the best that he can afford to give to his mother, be it LVMH, or botox injection or a decent home. But why do you have to invent a lie about the face transplant or something to that effect? You can be rude if you choose to, but not that rude. Start to learn how to respect other people particularly those who are not your avowed enemies. I do not know you but it is never my propensity to scoff at your parents for no personal reason at all, whoever they are I will start with a clean slate, without malice or anger, but with sympathy and respect.

      It is very common to Filipinos to rub the face of the fallen man onto the mud. Let us do away with it. Let us stop being petty. Let us pull up ourselves by starting to respect each other. 

      The best people I saw and mingled with are the Thais, they start on anything with a token of mutual respect. Also the Indonesians who were like long lost brothers, someone I never knew just put his arm on my shoulder just because I joined his team, which was a mistake, the Indonesians were excellent volleyball players but I was not. But the worst are the Americans, Polish and Canadians.

      Anyhow, Manny is head over shoulders than the rest of us. Never disrespected anyone, honest in his responses and consistently humble. He was a gifted person and despite his limited formal education, he conducts himself with class and conviction. He is like a king who holds his court with utmost nobility.

      • ITT_Co_Makati

        There is no injustice in a commercail system, decisions are made to make more money, it is the decision of the group running the league. There is no such thing as injustice, just a business decision.

      • MarcyPulilan

        Well it was obvious why Pacquiao’s father left them otherwise Mommy D will not need a face transplant. Me I will not allow an Indonesian put his arms on me, they really stink. Those Thais seemed respectful because they evolved from dogs who were trained to be obedient. I know of a dog trainer who trains Thais on obedience and respect. Manny is head over shoulders than the rest of us and I agree with that. That is one reason why he should stop his Bible Totting adventure because it makes him look cheap and distracts his boxing career which may be just 5 years before it is gone.

  • ITT_Co_Makati

    Hey Bible Toting Manny Pacquiao, be gentleman and sportmanlike to accept official decisions. If the official decision says you lost, no way you can claim you won. Be humble accept defeat and may you learn from it. Stop your Bible totting routine and get back to boxing. If you cannot accept defeat and be humble, this may be the start of your your decline in yoru boxing fame. Drop the bible and put on your gloves more often. Religion is destroying your focus. Boxing first before the Bible. We need you to fight and win not to preach, we already have lots of those and those preachers are mostly losers. Do not be like them.

    • jurbinsky77

      Who dare you crticizing the Filipino boxer for being not a “gentleman and sportmanlike”(sic)? If you were asked, “Do you think you are man?” Your answer is your reply to the question. Nothing more. Manny was asked if he thinks he won the fight, and Manny relplied,”yes, I did”, does not make him unsportsmanlike or a wimp.

      My question to you is: Do you think Bradley won the fight? I am not asking if Bradley won  in the judges subjective assessment, I am asking your honest take on the fight.

      If I will offer an unsolicited advice, I would like Manny to completely walked away from boxing and concentrate in preaching the gospel and helping the people. Preaching the gospel is the best vocation in the world, not too many are called to proclaim the Word.

      • ITT_Co_Makati

        Religion sucks and is detrimental to the pwoers given to a person by God. Why would Manny start preaching? Oh yes maybe it is a lucrative business set to give him more than what boxing gives him. Hey it is already the 21st century and religion and superstition has no place in society anymore. Religion has no place in our current time, we should all drop it and move forward so we wont be the sick man of Asia.

      • MarcyPulilan

        Preaching the gospel is the best vocation in the world that is true because it is the most lucrative. Look at the Catholic Church, they ammased big wealth, land and power by just preaching. They do not have anything to sell except their words which when mixed with false teachings and fear of going to a place which never and will never exist equals good profit, lots of money , lots of power. I think selling indulgnces, asking for protection money and billing for services in guise of a donation can make more money than what Pacquiao, Hollyfield, Tyson , Ali and Foreman combined made in their careers.

    • Renato

      or stop boxing and just concentrate in preaching.

      • ITT_Co_Makati

        If preaching brings him more money than boxing why not. a lot of preachers are richer than boxers. The Catholic Church is a lot richer than all the boxers in the world past and present combined!! So why not preach if it makes more money.

  • prangka

    Just like Marquez you can’t accept defeat. At least, you are much better than Marquez because the latter went further claiming you have cheated him. You have lost but you still won $26million and PPV.  Not bad Manny.

    • jurbinsky77

      If you are referring to the last or even the 2nd fight with Marquez, probably you watched SkySports version who was favoring Marquez to fight even when it has not started. The commnetator was conditioning the mind of the watching public that Marquez was winning. I felt sad too but when I called my wife right after, she told me that they watched HBO version and my younger son has sent me a copy of the film via internet. HBO film clearly showed that Marquez punches were telegraphic and also that he was stepping on the left foot of Pacquiao. The Compubox scores and the face of Marquez showed who was in the receiving end throughout the fight.

  • adamson11

    s#$t boxing cartel, obvious na obvious they made a lot of ton of money knowing all the bet was on pacman, yes in boxing this is still exist when they rig the result, but manny was also to blame kasi hindi niya tinumba in 4 round while he can… congrats na lang kay tim its money time for you man… pacman you are still the champion in our eyes and mind.

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