Monday, January 4, 2016

The Boxing Glove Awards 2015: Sour Grapes Award: Manny Pacquiao


The Boxing Glove Awards 2015
Sour Grapes Award
Floyd Mayweather Jr. W12 Manny Pacquiao
World Welterweight Championship
May 2, 2015.    MGM Grand, Grand Garden, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fight was supposed to be the fight of the year, it was the matchup that most boxing fans had wanted for years, now it was really happening.  Unfortunately the fight was nothing like many fans had hoped, it was devoid of fireworks, and rather than being a close and competitive fight, Mayweather Jr. dominated it mostly with his extra skill, and speed.  Manny received a boxing lesson.

If the fight was disappointing, then Pacquiao’s reaction to his defeat would cause even more controversy, and disappointment.  First Manny thought he should have been given the decision, then he claimed that he had injured his shoulder.  The details of Manny’s shoulder injury became quite a drama in itself, and the smell of bittersweet sour grapes overwhelming.  





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