|$||70.5M||Star Trek Into Darkness|
|$||35.1M||Iron Man 3|
|$||23.4M||The Great Gatsby (2013)|
|$||3.1M||Pain & Gain|
|As of May 19, 2013|
Joshua Clottey is a great fighter. He is tough as nails, punches as hard as anyone in the welterweight division and is impossible to knock down. His defense is incredible. His offense however is only a fraction as good. Pacquiao has knocked out De La Hoya, Hatton and Miguel Cotto in devastating fashions. He punches from every conceivable angle and invents angles if none are known to exist. He is quick as lightning, punishing and powerful and can take punishment like nobody I have ever seen before. This fight went the distance, 12 rounds. The most exciting part of this fight was the anticipation. Once the first round was over we could all speculate it would go 12 rounds and would have only a few bright spots. Pacquiao clobbered his opponent and it looked like Clottey’s abs would disintegrate or fall off in the ring. Meanwhile, to his credit, Clottey’s defense was nearly impenetrable at all times and his uppercuts looked painful. Pacman won by a near unanimous decision of all three judge’s scorecards and he threw on average 102 punches per round for over 1200 in the fight. Their exchanges were exciting but few and far between. Unable to land blows to the chin in his usual style, Pacman hit Clottey to the body a stunning number of times. Painful, bruising and grueling are three words that must be floating in what is left of Clottey’s mind. Floyd Mayweather meanwhile is essentially a chicken feces. He is really a loud mouth fighter who fights in such a boring style that his fights would make for good CIA Reversals of sleep deprivation. I sincerely hope Pacman will annihilate him if Floyd is genuinely man enough to ever dare.
It has been mentioned on message boards for years, decried by boxing enthusiasts everywhere, and even noticed by the normally hands off newspaper press. Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Emmanuelle Steward are the three worst broadcasters not only to cover a boxing event, but the call any sporting affair ever. Lampley destroyed any excitement this fight could have offered. When Pacquiao showed his hand speed and lightning combinations, Lampley screamed "boom, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang…bang, bang." It literally sounds like he both had an orgasm at 65 years of age and or shit his pants. Congratulations for your expert hyperbolization. I would also like to know why Lampley who has never boxed let alone been in a fight believes his poetic phrases that allegedly describe boxing will entertain or inform anyone. Never has there been a bigger and more imbecilic dunce in the history of sports. Steward has trained most of the best fighters I can remember. As an announcer he is often correct in his observations and informs audiences with a trainer’s perspective. That does not change the fact that his linguistic skills are worse than a sixth grader’s. It would be wonderful if HBO could hire someone who can speak a language. Max Kellerman is the most hated commentator in the boxing world. He is arrogant, asks questions quickly and with highfalutin words to boxers who are tired, half knocked unconscious and who often do not even speak English. How about asking how they won, what their style was and who they expect to fight next? Three questions that do not involve Shakespearean conjurations. Max is like the loser kid who has no friends but thinks he is going to be better than everyone else someday. He really says things that would make anyone do a double take in both shock and disgust. With these three at the helm this fight started to suck almost immediately. What a collection of idiots. Thanks HBO, I would rather have a stutterer with a lisp broadcast before ever hearing Jim Lampley cream his pants again.
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