Will To Win: Manny Pacquiao vs. Marco Antonio Barrera II Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye


scorecard by ADDI_BOMAYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MANNY PACQUIAO
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
8
9
108

Fight:



More:

Manny Pacquiao

Marco Antonio Barrera



We do need help growing, please share:

Comments

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 1- The first round is tenative, especially in the first minute with both throwing occasional body shots behind the jab. Pacquiao potshots with the left, and starts to land it more frequently along with some right hooks in the last minute, effectively stealing the round.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 2- Barrera is using good footwork to neutralize Pacquiao’s offense, but offensively he is getting outclassed. Despite landing some body shots on Pacquaio here and there, Barrera is getting outjabbed, as Pacquiao still has great defense for the jab of his. Like the last round, Pacquiao has more success with the left as the round goes on.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 3- In their first meeting four years prior, this is the round where things got heated after Pacquiao dropped and continued to beat on Barrera. While this is the most heated round thus far, it is still pretty relaxed. Barrera does land one eye-catching right that makes Pacquiao taunt him, but Pacquiao is outscoring him with ease, even moving him back at times with right hooks or left hands. The jab of Pacquiao continues to be effective too.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 4- Pacquiao is getting under the left hook of Barrera and coming back with shots of his own, and he is doing more persistent work to the body now. Barrera is still firing with one shot, but Pacquiao is throwing combinations frequently and has some success while doing so. While Pacquiao has been outworking Barrera clearly in these rounds, the fact he is landing a lot more wins it for him.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 5- After losing the past 14 rounds in a row that he has fought against Pacquiao, Barrera finally does enough to have one swing his way. Pacquiao drives Barrera into the ropes with a combination early, but Barrera comes back to land a left hook and uppercut combo that Pacquiao nods at. It seems as if Barrera has finally started to figure out Pacquiao’s timing, as he lands several counter right hands in the round. Though Pacquiao gets in multiple right hooks and has success when they exchange, Barrera is landing with his own lead hook and is landing the more eye-catching shots in between. Best round of the fight.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 6- Despite some good action occuring in the previous round, the pace mellows out once again. Pacquiao is able to back Barrera into the ropes early with a clean left hand and then follows up with a brief flurry. Barrera comes back to land a couple of counter rights, invites Pacquiao to trade. When doing this, Pacquiao is able to use his hand speed to win the exchanges, as he peppers Barrera with rapid combinations, causing Barrera to back into the ropes. Pacquiao spends the last 30 seconds potshotting Barrera with lead lefts and right hooks.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 7- Barrera taunts Pacquiao after taking a combination, only to take another one in return. Pacquiao also comes back with better offense each time Barrera lands a single shot.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 8- Pacquiao continues to outjab Barrera and outland him visibly, but Barrera is able to make it a close round by upping his workrate, landing some eye-catching counters while doing so.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 9- They both throw and land some combinations in the round, but this expectedly plays into the hands of Pacquiao, who lands with greater accuracy and is still able to move Barrera around the ring with his offense, making him the ring general.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 10- Another rather dull round. Pacquiao lands one decent combination in the round, and Barrera fires back with a better one. Despite this, Pacquiao gets the round off visibly outlanding a tenative Barrera, again.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 11- This is the round where Pacquiao was able to stop Barrera in excellent fashion when they first met. I don’t see how commentators and BOTH fighters’ trainers are acting as if this is a close fight because despite it being fought at Barrera’s pace, Pacquiao has undeniable done better work in almost every round. They start to exchange again finally. While they trade on even terms at first, Pacquiao quickly gains the upperhand by beating Barrera to the punch, landing several clean head shots. A left hand from Pacquiao staggers Barrera slightly. With as many times and as much as Pacquiao hurt Barrera in their first fight, this appears to be the first moment in this fight where Pacquiao hurts him. Barrera nails Pacquiao with an overhand right on the break, which makes Pacquiao walk away and bury his face on the ropes, perhaps playing possum. This causes Barrera to lose a point for hitting on the break (just like in the first fight), making it a big round for Pacquiao.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Round 12- Barrera now has a swollen cut under his right eye, perhaps from a punch. Pacquiao dictates the pace in the round, tagging Barrera repeatedly with the 1-2 and occasionally landing a right hook behind it. Barrera even backs helplessly into the ropes momentarily at one point. Despite not finishing the fight with a stoppage like he did the first time, Pacquiao manages to get a clear decision. While this was not an exciting fight, especially compared to the first fight, Pacquiao showed his boxing skills and was simply too far ahead of Barrera this night. While Barrera looked like an old fighter in this bout, it seems as if Pacquiao simply had his number. Barrera does sound foolish in the post fight interview, believing he had won.