Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Foot Pinning Trick by Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao - "Foul?"

Reading on our video link from Granville Ampong of examiner.com, you will see people dismayed, irked and in disbelief by the foot stopping trick utilized by Juan Manuel Marquez against the unassuming Manny Pacquiao.

[Read and view interesting video post:  "Foot Stopper Trick by Juan Manuel Marquez" - from examiner.com]

Here's what I commented:
"Not so many people noticed this foot pinning strategy of Marquez which is "foul," as it is unfair and unsportsmanlike. Not even Roach, Manny or Buboy and Alex noticed this. No wonder, JMM caused Manny off his tempo and balance, plus cramps that bothered him in the fight. JMM thought that this was UFC not boxing, where only hands and fists are to be used but not feet to intentionally step on to handicap the opponent. Is there no malice here?"

The referee did not notice this as he was too engrossed focusing his eyes on the upper torso of both fighters, just like anybody else.  

Nobody thought of this cheat, not even honest Mexicans will tolerate this unsportsmanlike behavior, just to win a fight with boxing's best Pound for Pound Boxer.

No wonder JMM successfully avoided a lethal blow that could have ended the fight early on.  

If this is tolerated in boxing, we may as well call it "foot trapping and boxing," a new kind of sport that could very well be more popular that Thai kick boxing.

Despite this dirty trick, nevertheless, Manny Pacquiao delivered the more telling blows to Juan Manuel Marquez as  seen through the latter's puffy face.

Clearly, Manny has stronger punches than Juan Manuel Marquez, but, poor JMM, why did he have to apply this trick just to increase his chances against the more powerful "Pacman," not realizing how he would have to pay dearly in terms of ridicule, dishonor and this may spell a clear blemish to his name and to his team.  

He may have checked the onslaught of the "Pacman" with his effective counter punches, but now that Manny realizes how he can better deal with his weaker punches, he and Roach may see it more appropriate to study on more effective fleeting combinations to counter all his low bobbing moves, flash uppercuts and his counter punches, which Manny may soon learn to master and neutralize.  

JMM's foot tricks may have escaped the eagle eyes of the referee, but next time around, more eyes will be watching for similar uncanny tricks which deserve points deduction from the judges. 

And to see Juan Manuel Marquez even bragging of his win against Pacquiao in all of their three fights, especially in this third fight, is he worth his boast and his pride?  

As the saying goes, "You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the poeple all of the time."  

And many times, one's foolishness may bring one's downfall.

In Proverbs 14:16, “A wise man fears the Lord and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.”

Also in Proverbs 14:17, “A quick tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.”

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