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Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ .. Documentary

Wednesday, September 23 at 10 PM ET/PT, BET will premiere its new documentary “Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ,”

Directed by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah

The Documentary features exclusive interviews with family, friends and admirers, including Muhammad Ali’s daughter and Niece Laila Ali, as well as Shaya Ali, LL Cool J , Common, Ludacris, T.I., Nas, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ray Lewis, Tyrese, Rosie Perez, David Banner, Michael Eric Dyson, Billie Jean King, Walt Frazier, Jim Brown, Ronnie Essett, Sway Calloway, Wood Harris, Jeffrey T. Sammons, Godfrey C. Danchimah, Richard Sherman, J. Ivy and more.

 

Creed – Official Trailer [HD]

Your legacy is more than a name. Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan star in CREED – in theaters November 25th, 2015.
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From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s “Creed.” The film explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites Coogler with his “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed.

Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.

Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.

With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?

Punch statistics prove Floyd Mayweather was fortunate to beat Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision. Similar to controversial wins over Marcos Maidana.

So the scoring of Mr Money’s victory falls deeper into question.

American website & Boxing news 24  sat down to watch fight again & decided to tally every punch and came up with startling statistics. 

 

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Figures suggest the mega fight could have been scored 114-114 which would mean a  DRAW , considering that  pacquiao was the ” aggressor ” the entire fight similar to how Marcos Maidana was in both fights against mayweather.  

Floyd mayweather decided to give Marcos Maidana a rematch after overwhelming booing & chanting in the arena after the controversial decision in there 1st fight. Marcos maidana did what every fan boxing wanted to see a fighter do against mayweather throw punches & go after mayweather , marcos maidana was clearly the aggressor in both fights  & dominated as well , a statistic overlooked it seems by the judges.

Boxing is judged by more than punches thrown & landed , its also judged by which fighter is the  aggressor & dominates the fight.

Being aggressive gives the impression of dominance, but unless the boxer is landing shots and not constantly getting countered, it’s not exactly “effective.” Judges look for effective aggression, where the aggressor consistently lands his punches and avoids those from his opponent.

The fighter who controls the action and enforces his will and style.

How well is a boxer slipping, parrying, and blocking punches? Good defense is important.  But running is not defense & could have a negative effect on score card. 

To the untrained eye, it can appear as if a boxer is landing a lot of shots, when, in fact, most are being blocked or aren’t landing flush. A judge needs to look for hard shots that land clean.

One dedicated website in America, Boxing news 24 ,  had there leading commentators sit down to monitor the video, 1st at actual speed, then in slow motion,  frame by frame.

Official fight statistics, which among other anomalies proclaimed that Pacquiao had connected with less than 20 per cent of his total punches and only 9% of his jabs.

So they decided to tally every blow and in so doing came up with startling numbers which multiply long-standing doubts about the validity of the punch stats, as well as concerns about the verdict itself.

According to Boxing News 24, Mayweather threw 471 punches in comparison to Pacquiao’s 414

For what it’s worth this fight was a Draw : 115-115

These are multiple website tallies, calibrated round-by-round according to punches thrown, punches landed, the score for each round, with Mayweather’s stats first:

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The conclusions here include:

1) The fight was far closer than the judges, especially Moretti, and most pundits perceived

2) Many rounds were exceptionally difficult if not too close to call.

3) The punch stats as counted in the heat of the night are profoundly suspect !!

One US commentator who had Pacquaio winning asked if they were compiled by ‘kids from the HBO and Showtime offices’ and was told ‘Yes.

4) Pacquiao’s claim that he had won the fight was reasonable, not outrageous as the in-ring interviewer implied.

5) If watching on television, maybe better to mute the sound commentary.

6) Mayweather is very wise to keep insisting on home-town advantage in Las Vegas, which benefits from the huge economic impact of his fights.

These were the final tallies of the three official judges, all in favor of Mayweather: Glenn Feldman 116-112. Burt Clements 116-112. Dave Moretti 118-110

LAS VEGAS SCORE CARDS 

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Why Manny Pacquiao Won Mayweather : Landed Punches Count at 60 FPS 

 

 

Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana (Highlights) who do you think won ? or was it a draw ?