Are you disappointed on the Pacquiao-Barrera fight?

@carol_m (709)
Philippines
October 8, 2007 4:09am CST
We are...we didn't expect it to reach round 12...and it wasn't a fight afterall, it seemed they're just practicing
8 responses
@marabdl86 (615)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Are you a boxing fan or a Manny Pacqiuao fan? In boxing some thigns happen and some things happen to go in another direction you might not like. I have no doubth Manny wanted to fight. Barrera,imo, was happy just to finish on his feet. He knew if he made it a fight, he could risk possibly getting koed. Inorder for a fight to be fun and exciting, 2 ppl have to come and fight not just 1
@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
21 Oct 07
I can say Im neither a boxing fan nor a Manny Pacquiao fan. It's just that everytime Pacman has a fight, we have to watch it =) Anyway, thanks for that insight.
• United States
21 Oct 07
hahaha wow i didn't know what a termendous affect Manny pacman was to your country. I heard he was like Michael Jordan in your country? It's very hard to beleive, but Manny's a nice guy and serves everythign good that happens to him. It's great that a boxer, who happens to compete in the hardest sport imaginable finally deserves the rocognition that Manny is getting. yet you see guys like Tiger Woods getting athlete of the eyar honors for swinging a pole and having a hotdog in his mouth ;)
@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
21 Oct 07
You won't believe it but everytime Pacman has a fight, there's zero recorded crime in the country. Literally, the world stops when he has a fight =)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
Carol_m, I'm not disappointed with the Pacquiao-Barrera rematch. It's just that Manny wanted to give Barrera a gracious exit from the boxing world. Besides, Barrera was to smart that he tried every way to evade Pacquiao's punches. So a knock-out would be impossible.
@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
you have a point there..thanks!
@ryanphil01 (4184)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
This is their second match, remember. Manny and Marco Antonio would have known each other's weaknesses and strengths. They were both evading their hard blows. I believe Manny just avoided too much from Marco Antonio's stronger blows, the same way Barrera was avoiding Manny's fists. Perhaps, I was expecting too much from Manny. Anyways, our champion remains on top. Shall I bid good bye to Marco Antonio Barrera.
@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
nice explanation there, ryanphil. thanks! =) don't expect too much, eh?
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
yes...i am disappointed to pacquiao-barrera fight.because i am expecting a knock-out type of winning for pacquiao...and i also believe on what he said during his interview that he will going to knock out barrera in this rematch..i haven't saw any extraordinary tricks from pacquiao.
@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
Me, too. Or maybe, I just expected too much coz in his fight with Morales, it was really a knock out...and it really was a fight =)
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
Yup. Barrera is just too old for Pacman. It's a good decision that he retired. Barrera fought with evading style, while Pacman keeps proding him to fight.
@krowbar (79)
• Philippines
12 Nov 07
Not disappointed. Manny is getting to be more mature. You cannot expect Manny to fight like a brawler forever. In his last fight, he was fighting smarter, and learning to be a counterpuncher. Remember, Manny is very very strong, which was why he was able to dominate the lower weights. But as you get heavier, Manny may bring his punching power by getting stronger, but his opponent gets better in handling those power punches. If Manny continues to be a brawler, 130lb may be the last weight category that Manny may dominate (at this weight category, he was still able to KO the legendary Morales, as well as Solis). In the Barrera fight, Manny used "controlled aggression".
• Philippines
23 Oct 07
yah as i've said, i getting use to knock out fight of pacman,and i didnot watch the game intirely becouse my friend told me that he won but no knock out.anyway mybe becouse he lost a lot of wieght and he drain too much.obcouse barrera before he ask to fight pacman he realy prefaring for it for a year and condetion his body,and pacman been in some sicness he mighr probobly feel weak.
@wurrmed (177)
• Philippines
10 Oct 07
I was upset on Barrera not on Pacman Barrera was fighting mainly for the money he was waiting all night for Pacman to come in and well the money he got is a very good investment for his retirement