Sonny that fight was beyond boring. I laughed at the match up from the very first announcement that Shane was in the running to land this fight. First of all we all knew Shane was going to get it because that is what top rank does. They recycle shot fighters and shove them down the public's throat and charge you $65 to watch.
Everyone I know who follows boxing knew tonight's fight had very little potential to be interesting. This goes to the point I've been making for years now, Top Rank and the rest of the Pacquiao team always match him up with fighters that do not deserve to be there. How can anybody defend this match up? really think about this… why is our so called Pound 4 Pound king fighting a 40 year old man who has not done ANYTHING in almost 2 years since rd2 vs mayweather? why didn't he fight Marquez tonight? they gave shane tons of money, you mean they could not work out a deal with Marquez? thats the fight every boxing fight wanted (beside mayweather). But no they wen ahead and fought another spent force, they didn't fight a great fighter last night… they fought a great resume. A fighter who's last good moment was over two years ago and was able to beat a game Antonio Margarito. After rd2 he looked like crap vs Mayweather and was beaten very easily. What does last night prove for Pac fans? that pac is better then Sergio Mora from the TV show "The Contender" who gave Shane hell and fought to a boring draw?… give me a break.
Now if you really break the fight down and think about it. Shane did what he was supposed to do, you see how if you don't stand right in front of Pacquiao you pretty much take away his plan which is to overwhelm you with punches. Why do you think Juan Manuel Marquez gave him so many problems… because he gets out of there and resets himself. The problem was that shane could NOT pull the trigger… he threw 60 power punches the whole fight…. thats 5 per round… come on…. this is what you get for $65 of your hard earned money?
But also now you have our so called pound for pound king in there with a 40 year old spent force of a fighter and Manny can't cut the ring off? he still can't do that… he fought in spurts and barely took advantage of the fact shane could not fight going backwards.. and barely did anything.
In my list and unless he looses I have Sergio Martinez as P4P #1. Like I said before Im a boxing fan not a Pac-man fan. I want to see good fights, competitive fights not watch a young 32 year old in his prime multi division beat up washed up weight drained non deserving fighters. In my opinion I haven't seen a good pac-man fight in years since he fought JMM in the rematch which many people including myself felt he lost.
You mention the fight with Mayweather… Im telling you like I've been saying all along that fight will be boring as well. Mayweather will win by also taking away manny's aggressiveness but will do something shane did not do tonight and that's pull the trigger and counter him all night. Styles makes fights and Mayweather is too defensive and manny can't cut the ring off. 8rds to 4rds Mayweather and Im begin generous.