‘I thought I won’ – Pacquiao

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LAS VEGAS: A devastated Manny Pacquiao insisted he believed he had beaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. despite judges awarding a unanimous points win to his opponent in the richest fight in history on Saturday (Sunday, Philippine time) .

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Pacquiao, 36, said after the Las Vegas superfight he felt he had done enough to be awarded the decision against Mayweather, who cemented his place in the pantheon of boxing greats with a defensive master class.

“It was a good fight. I thought I won the fight. He didn’t do nothing. He was always moving outside. I got him many times. I saw his punches,” the Filipino boxing superstar said.

But Pacquiao admitted that he had struggled to connect with the elusive Mayweather.

“He was moving around too much, it wasn’t easy throwing punches at him. If he would’ve stayed in one place, then I could have thrown punches,” he said.

“I was cutting him [off]and countering. I wanted to fight.”

Despite inferior height, reach and weight, Pacquiao was adamant that Mayweather’s raw power had not troubled him.

“I was able to handle his power, he’s not strong like previous opponents like [Antonio] Margarito,” he said.

“He’s not bigger than me. It’s not about the size. The size doesn’t matter.

I’ve fought guys bigger than him and had no problem,” added Pacquiao, insisting he had not rallied late on because of a mistaken belief he was ahead.

“I thought I was up in the fight, so that’s why I didn’t attack harder in the 11th and 12th rounds,” he said.

AFP

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  1. Akala ko ako ang nanalo! yan ang akala niya. Pero ang totoo hindi pala. Tanggapin na natin ito na hindi siya nanalo. Ang kanyang strategy hindi akma sa stategy ni mayweather. Mas magaling si mayweather na alam niyang malakas si pacquiao, kaya ganoon ang strategy nya. Baka spy pa ni Floyd yung dating kasama ni pacquiao na umano ay bumisita kay paquiao bago ang laban. Baka may nabanggit yung mga kasama ni pacquiao ngayon na may diprensa ang kanang balikat ni manny. Bahala na kayo ang humusga.

  2. Why do Filipinos think like they are always entitled to win? It happened with the recent beauty contest when the Philippine entry did not make to top tier Filipinos cried foul and said they were cheated. Now Manny Pacquiao is outsmarted and outboxed by a defensive minded fighter and Filipinos cried foul, that Pacquiao is the winner?
    Boxing is like a game of chess. Mayweather came to win and he did everything he is known to do to win.The guy is smart. And why did Pacquiao not divulge his injury (if it is true)??? Truth is – this is the excuse from a losing fighter. Truth also is that the boxing stats shows Mayweather throwing more punches and more significant punches than Pacquiao. What did Pacquiao say? To paraphrase him… Mayweather was moving too much and if he only would keep still I (Pacquiao) would be able to hit him? At the start of the fight you can see that Pacman was scared of Mayweather. In fact it was reported that Pacquiao arrived late.
    Allso, ang pasikat kasi. Sa dami raw ng limousine na inarkila ni Pacquiaoved at the MGM Grand in style. Si Mayweather, hindi man lang siya nagyabang. Mayweather was gracious in victory while Pacquiao was a sore loser.

  3. well maling akala. and also, if you didn’t moved much sa laban kay margarito eh malamang tatalunin ka ni margarito sa power kung suntukan lang talaga, it’s just that during the margarito fight, you moved a lot too.

  4. Marcospolo on

    Malaking aral ito kay Manny,hindi lahat ng akala ay totoo!katulad ng akala na nasa sa iyo ang dios!Hindi nauutusan ang dios,kahit sa palagay mo mabuti ang mga nagagawa mo!
    May batas ang dios na dapat sundin! At iyon ang dapat niyang alamin upang lalo siyang mapalapit!
    Dahil hindi lahat ng tumatawag sa dios at sumasampalataya ay tinatanggap niya!
    Sana lalo niyang pag-aralan para maunawaan niya ng tunay ang kagustuhan ng dios!

    • Roldan Guerrero on

      Tama…at pag-aralan ang mga pinaggagawa nya….lahatna ata ng pwedeng pasukin ay pinakialaman nya. Congressman?grade four elementary…elementary school undergraduate? Ang alam ni manny ay prque napakayaman na nya….kayana nya lahat…binabanggit lagi si Lord na laging nasa tabi nya? Pinagdasal ata na manalo si Mayweather….sa tahimik na paraan ang pinakamandang gawin ang tapat na pagsamba sa diyos. Walang sapat na karunungan si Manny na isiwalat ng totoo ang mga magagandang hangarin ng Diyos sa lahat. Kung gusto nyang tumulong sa mga nangangailangan huwag yong nakaharap sa TV camera para malaman ng buong mundo. GISING GISING Manny…lasingka sa tagumpay, magsisika kong babawin sayo ng maykapal ang tinatamasamo ngayon na inaabusomo!