Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao II Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye


scorecard by ADDI_BOMAYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERIK MORALES
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
84
MANNY PACQUIAO
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
87

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Round 1- Pacquiao is setting up and landing the left head upstairs and downstairs on numerous occasions. Morales has a good moment where he lands a series of right hands that backs Pacquiao up into the ropes and seemingly hurts him. This makes it a close round, but Pacquiao gets it for seemingly getting to the target more often.

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Round 2- The firefight they had in their first fight ignites here, as both are content to trade punches in bunches. Pacquiao is seemingly getting the better of it, as he has had great success with the left hand in these opening rounds. Morales gets rocked by a straight left only to come back with a combination immediately after. Later, Pacquiao staggers Morales with a perfectly-timed left cross that causes Morales to hold onto the ropes for support, and this could have been ruled as a knockdown. After this, Morales proceeds to slug with Pacquiao for the rest of the round.

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Round 3- Morales is able to pinpoint a pair of clean right hands on the chin of Pacquiao early. As he did in their first fight, Morales seems to look to land the counter right hand, and like the first fight, he is having success. Morales also dictates the distance of the fight, allowing him to land the sharper shots from outside in the exchanges. Solid comeback round for Morales.

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Round 4- Morales stays active with the jab, and Manny Pacquiao’s right eye has started to swell likely because of it. As a matter of fact, the left hand of Morales is the most potent weapon in the round, whether it’s in the form of a jab or a left hook. Pacquiao starts to land some solid combinations late, but this was another round that belonged to Morales.

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Round 5- A thudding 1-2 from Morales is the first eye-catching combination in the round, but Pacquiao comes back to land a solid left hand. Morales has more success with the 1-2 in the round, and Pacquiao comes back with lefts each time. Even though Pacquiao is countering, Morales is landing more often. Morales also walks Pacquiao into a nice right uppercut at one point, and keeps Pacquiao’s rhythm thrown off with his jab. With Morales maintaining an impressive momentum in these last few rounds, Pacquiao would start to take over after this.

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Round 6- Pacquiao is now landing straight lefts to the face of Morales and spinning out of the way after. He has a moment early where he does this then gets Morales against the ropes with a solid left hand-right hook combo. Pacquiao is using head movement to evade Morales’ jabs and combinations. The great hand speed of Pacquiao is also on display, as he throws a few rapid flurries. A combination from Pacquiao makes Morales back into the ropes near the end, so Pacquiao follows up. After landing some right and left hooks, Morales is knocked into the ref while holding the ropes once the bell sounds. One may wonder if he would have went down yet again had the ref nor the ropes been there. Excellent round for Pacquiao, and almost a 10-8 round in his favor!

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Round 7- Despite getting touched up in the last round, Morales takes the fight to Pacquiao early and rocks him with a flashy left hook-right hand-left hook combo. Pacquiao seems hurt momentarily, but he continuously taunts his way into recovery. He then turns the tide with a right uppercut. Pacquiao then starts to put punches together more frequently and outland Morales in the exchanges.

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Round 8- Morales hits home with a couple of overhand rights early. Pacquiao comes back to put pressure on Morales and find frequent targets with the right hook and straight left. A right hook to the body seems to hurt Morales momentarily, only for him to plow forward and throw shots with bad intentions. Pacquiao then starts to score late with mini flurries. Morales closes strong with a few rights before evading a combination. A better round for Morales, but Pacquiao still did the superior, more consistent work.

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Round 9- Jim Lampley has been commenting about how Morales’ nose seems broken, but it is unclear as to what punch from Pacquiao caused it. Pacquiao is landing the left hand through the guard and right hook around it with ease, and digging of hooks to the body of Morales to slow him down. His footwork allows him to land these shots from different angles too. As the round progresses, Pacquiao is able to land combinations more accurately. Morales spends the final seconds hopping away.

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Round 10- A series of power shots to the body and head gets Morales against the ropes, where he manages to slip some punches. Some thudding left hooks seem to bother Morales, but he comes back with offense of his own. As he opens up, Pacquiao plants a hard, short overhand left on his temple, causing him to spin around and land on all fours in what is the first clean knockdown of his career. Morales is up at the count of nine. Pacquiao does not have to follow up for long, as a few overhand lefts cause him to drop on all fours again. The ref stops the fight as soon as this happens. Another stellar, all-time great level fight as their first match was, and a sensational victory for Manny, who got revenge in the best way possible (even though this was not as great of a version of Morales that he fought first time around). While Morales did great, Pacquiao was brilliant in this fight. With them now being one and one against eachother, Pacquiao would seal the deal in great fashion in their rubber match.