Friday, 28 December 2012

Adamek - Cunningham Scorecard

Finally got the chance to watch the Adamek-Cunningam fight today. So many people beforehand had asked me my score and if i could collect scores for the fight. In my last article i was able to collect 98 scores from the Press and the Fans. I would probably have got more but i was at work in the middle of a 12 hour shift. My results showed that the vast majority had Steve Cunningham winning the fight. Of the 98 scores, 85 scored for Cunningham, 9 for Adamek and 4 a draw.

Now that i have watched the fight, i am in that vast majority that thought Cunningham won the fight. My scorecard of 116-113 (7-4-1 in rounds) is below. I cannot see how Adamek was given the decision. The only thing that could have happened is the flurries at the end of most rounds by Adamek must have fooled the judges into scoring the round for him. I'm sorry but fighting and landing only in the last 30-20 seconds of the round doesn't win you the fight especially when Cunningham was landing his jab followed by numerous right hand throughout the fight. Adamek merely followed Cunningham around for too much of the fight landing nothing of note. The rounds that Adamek won, it was clear that the Pole upped his work rate and actually matched his lighter opponent. The opening round was the only round where i scored a 10-10. It was a quiet round with the only scoring punches landed by the Cunningham jab. Adamek did land a few hooks in the last 20 seconds of the round. This is what swayed me to score 10-10, it was a quiet round where one flurry could alter the scoring of the round.

I will be writing one final article in 2012. The 3 worst decisions of the year. The Cunningham-Adamek fight will not be there. It came in a close 4th.


Round 1.... 10-10 Draw
Round 2.... 10-9 Cunningham
Round 3.... 10-9 Cunningham
Round 4.... 10-9 Cunningham
Round 5.... 9-10 Adamek
Round 6.... 9-10 Adamek
Round 7.... 10-9 Cunningham
Round 8.... 10-9 Cunningham
Round 9.... 10-9 Cunningham
Round 10.. 10-9 Cunningham
Round 11.. 9-10 Adamek
Round 12.. 9-10 Adamek

Total : 116-113 Cunningham

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Adamek vs Cunningham 2 - Press and Fan Scores

Well I've been pulled away from my Xmas holidays by the fans of my site and asked to collect scores for the Adamek-Cunningham fight that took place on national TV over there in the States. NBC made a welcome return to the sport as Adamek and Cunningham fought for the second time.

Lets make one thing clear, I HAVE NOT watched the fight so i cant really pass judgement on it. What i will do is list all the fight scores from the Press and Fans as many are saying Cunningham did more than enough to win. Add in a scoring mistake which made the  Press/Fans  even more angrier.

Below are all the scores i collected, 98 in total.

Press Score Total - (23), Cunningham (20), Adamek (1), Draw (2)

Fans Score Total - (75), Cunningham (65), Adamek (8), Draw (2)

TOTAL - (98), CUNNINGHAM (85), ADAMEK (9), DRAW (4)

Actual Final Scorecards

Lowblowpodcast - 116-112 Cunningham

Tim Starks (Queensburyrules) 115-113 Cunningham

Kevin Iole ( 115-113 Cunningham

Cliff Rold ( 117-111 Cunningham

Scott Christ ( 116-112 Cunningham

Eric Rakin (Ring Theory Podcast) 115-113 Cunningham

RingMagazine - 115-113 Cunningham

Pro-Boxingfans (Jake) 117-111 Cunningham

Harold Lederman (HBO) 115-113 **ADAMEK**

Dan Rafael (ESPN) 116-112 Cunningham

Lyle Fitzsimmons ( 114-114 **DRAW**

Boxingbet.PL 116-112 Cunningham

Tommy Allan ( 116-112 Cunningham

Ryan Bivins (Sweetboxing) 118-111 Cunningham

Joel Sebastianelli (Leaveitinthering Radio) 114-114 **DRAW**

Jake Donovan ( 116-112 Cunningham

The Boxing Advocat - 115-113 Cunningham - 115-113 Cunningham

John J Raspanti ( 115-114 Cunningham

The Boxing Tribune - 116-112 Cunningham

Phil D Jay ( 115-113 Cunningham

Jason Pribila ( 115-113 Cunningham

Scott Shaffer ( 115-113 Cunningham

Michael Woods ( 115-113 Cunningham

Saddoboxing Forum (For Cunningham) 115-114, 115-113

                             ( For Adamek) **115-113 x2, 117-112, 115-114**

Boxingasylum Forum (For Cunningham) 116-112 x3, **114-114 DRAW**

                                (For Adamek) **115-113**

Fighthype Forum -  116-114 Cunningham

Ringnews24 Forum - 116-112 Cunningham

Doghouseboxing Forum (For Cunningham) 115-113 x4, 118-110, 116-112, **114-114 DRAW**

Boxrec Forum (For Cunningham) 115-113 x4,  116-114,  116-112,  117-111

Eastsideboxing Forum (For Cunningham) 116-112 x11, 115-113 x8, 119-109 x2, 117-111 x2
                                                            117-113, 119-110,

                                  (For Adamek) **115-113**

Checkhookboxing Forum (For Cunningham) 116-113 x2, 117-112, 116-112

The Boxing Palace Forum ( For Cunningham) 115-113 x2, 116-112 (For Cunningham) 117-111 x6, 116-112 x3, 118-110 x2, 115-113, 116-114

                           (For Adamek) **115-113 x2**

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Marquez Bombs Out Paquiao In 6

Juan Manuel Marquez described it as the perfect punch. You will have to look very long and hard to find any boxing fan who will disagree with the Mexican warrior. That punch, a  huge right hand planted Manny Pacquiao face first onto the canvas at 2.59 of the 6th round. The crowd went crazy. The many Mexicans in this pro Marquez crowd at the MGM Grand Las Vegas had waited 10 years for this moment as Marquez finally after four fights got his hand raised in victory.

During the 5th round it looked as if Pacquaio was on his way to registering another win over Juan Manuel. Fighting with a broken nose and blood all splattered over his face, Marquez was having his worst round of the fight as he was floored and beaten around the ring. Marquez might not have been able to continue much longer as he was finding it hard to breath through his nose. His only respite was pushing the gumshield out helping him breathe.

This was in no way one sided. Marquez was only slightly behind on all three judges cards (47-46). The Mexican had also scored a one punch knockdown in the 3rd as a well placed wide right hook caught the 8 division champion flush and sending his down hard..

Pacquiao was the aggressor as expected in this fight. From the first round he went after Marquez with more ferocity than he has shown in his last 3-4 fights. The straight left was landing as early as late in the first round. It was enough to win him the round. Marquez though remained calm. The usual slow starter Marquez exploded into life in the third when he landed that right hand. I also gave Marquez the fourth as he began to counter the on rushing Pacquiao with some nice right hands and left hooks to the body.

The fight took another twist in the fifth as a straight left from Pacquiao scored a flash knockdown. Marquez fought back hard but Pacquiao was all over him scoring with both hands. The fans again were going crazy as both men fought toe to toe at the bell. What a war.

Some KO's can be described as spectacular. I don't even think that word does the KO of Pacquiao justice. If you ever want to see a perfectly timed counter right hand then watch the fight AND  watch Juan Manuel Marquez who Jim Lampley of HBO rightly recognised as "The best counter puncher in boxing". Who can disagree after that perfect punch??.

Marquez will now go on vacation with his family and enjoy the biggest win of his career. In his interview with Larry Merchant on HBO, Marquez was non committal on a Marquez-Pacquiao 5 fight. Quite right too. I'm sure if these guys ever fight again then Marquez will make more than he has ever done before. If I'm Juan Manuel then I'd start the bidding at $10m. This Mexican Legend has nothing to prove.

What now of the whirlwind Manny Pacquiao? I think he was fighting very well before the KO. In fact i think Manny was having his best performance since the pre Mosley days. One thing is for certain, Manny will fight on. This again was confirmed on HBO but whether its Marquez will be up to Bob Arum. Manny wants the fight and i think the fifth fight makes more money than any of the previous four. Manny Pacquiao is also a warrior. I'm sure he will want his revenge. I'm sure he will also want Marquez to give him the chance to do so as well. Remember Manny picked this fight, he didn't need to take it. I'm glad he did as boxing won tonight. What a war AND what a fighter JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ IS.

Below is my scorecard along with all the Press and fan scores from around the world.

Fightscorecollector's Scorecard

Round 1.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 2.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 3.... 8-10 Marquez
Round 4.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 5.... 10-9 Pacquiao

TOTAL : 47-46 Pacquiao at the time he was stopped by Marquez

Boxing Press and Fans Scores

Tom Gray - ( 47-46 Pacquiao

Tris Dixon - (boxingnews mag) 47-46 Pacquiao

Bernardo Osuna - (ESPN) 47-46 Pacquiao

Ben Weisman - (boxingasylum) 47-46 Pacquiao

Ryan Burton - (theboxinglab) *47-46 Marquez*

Pro-boxingfans Jake - 47-46 Pacquiao

Boxing Opinions - 47-46 Pacquiao

Eric Raskin (ring theory) 47-46 Pacquiao

Darren Velasco (fightdomain) 47-46 Pacquiao

LowBlowPodcast - 47-46 Pacquiao

Joel Sebastinelli - (leaveitinthering) 47-46 Pacquiao

Shaun Brown - (boxing-monthly mag) **47-47 Draw**

Scott Smith  - (ukfighthype) 47-46 Pacquiao

Mark Ortega - (queensbury rules) 47-46 Pacquiao

Steve Kim - (maxboxing) 48-45 Pacquiao

Matthew Mojica - (Fightsource) 47-46 Pacquiao

Butch Doberman - (IBRO) 47-46 Pacquiao

Ryan Bivins - (sweetboxing) *47-46 Marquez*

Thecruelestsport - 47-46 Pacquiao

Scott Christ - (badlefthook) 47-46 Pacquiao

Dan Rafael - (ESPN) *47-46 Marquez*

Cheekhookboxing - 48-46 Pacquiao

Livefight - *47-46 Marquez*

Harold Ledeman - (HBO) 48-45 Pacquiao

Phil D Jay - (Worldboxingnews) 47-46 Pacquiao

George Jimenez - (noche de boxing) 47-46 Pacquiao

Cliff Roid - (boxingscene) 47-46 Pacquiao

Tim Starks - (queensburyrules) 47-46 Pacquiao

Luis Sandoval - (the boxing lab) 47-46 Pacquiao

Jake Donovan - (boxingscene) 47-46 Pacquiao

thaboxingvoice - 48-45 Pacquiao

Nigel Collins - (ESPN) 48-46 Pacquiao

Ray Markarian - (thesweetscience) 47-46 Pacquiao

Andy Paterson - (boxingasylum) 47-46 Pacquiao

John A McDonald - (thaboxingvoice) 47-46 Pacquiao

Paddy Cronan - (onthegrindboxing) 48-45 Pacquiao - 48-45 Pacquiao

FightGhost - 47-46 Pacquiao

Rob Day - (Ringnews24) 48-45 Pacquiao

Ernest Gabion - (Theboxinglab) 48-45 Pacquiao

FighterRated - 48-45 Pacquiao

Alvaro Mendoza - (twitter fan) 47-46 Pacquiao

Cole Christensen - (twitter fan ) 48-45 Pacquiao

Pawel - (twitter fan) 47-46 Pacquiao

Per Plex - (twitter fan) 47-46 Pacquiao

Colin Hyndland - (twitter fan) 47-46 Pacquiao

Saddoboxing Forum - (All for Pac) 48-45 x4, 47-46x2, 48-46

BoxingAsylum Forum - (All for Pac) 47-46x3 , 48-45

Livefight Forum - (All for Pac) 47-46 x5 , **47-47 draw**

Fighthype Forum - (All for Pac) 47-46x2

Doghouseboxing Forum - (All for Pac) 48-47x2 , 48-45

Thesweetscience Forum - 48-46 Pacquiao

Ringnews24 Forum - (All for Pac) 48-45x2 , 47-46

Boxrec Forum - (All for Pac) 48-45x4, 47-46x3, 48-46, **47-46 MARQUEZ**

Eastsideboxing Foum - (All for Pac) 47-46x16, 48-45x8, 48-46, **47-46, 48-47 MARQUEZ**

Checkookboxing Forum - (All for Pac) 47-46, 48-46, 48-45

Boxingscene Forum - (All for Pac) 47-46x10, 48-45x5, **47-46x2, MARQUEZ** , 47-47 Draw

BoxingPalace Forum - (All for Pac) 47-46x2, 48-45x2

FightJudge Forum - (All for Pac) 47-46x7, 48-45x3, 48-46x2 **47-46x2, 47-45 MARQUEZ**

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Fightscorecollector's December Fight List

For the final month of a great boxing year, i will only be covering 3 fights. All of these fights will include Filipino boxers Pacquiao, Ocampo and Donaire. On Dec 8th in Vegas Pacquiao meets arch nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez then a week later huge underdog Jose Ocampo travels to London to try and wrestle the WBO 135 Title from Scotland's Ricky Burns. Later that night Nonito Donaire makes another defence of his 122lb WBO title against Mexican warrior Jorge Acre. This fight will take place in the great State of Texas at the Toyota Centre.

Sat 8th - (HBO) - Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez :12 Rounds Special Event

Sat 15th - (Boxnation) - Ricky Burns vs Jose Ocampo : WBO Lightweight Title

Sat 15th - (HBO) - Nonito Donaire vs Jorge Acre :WBO Super-Bantam Title

Monday, 3 December 2012

Pacquaio vs Marquez 1,2,3 Scored and Stats

Since i started my fightscorecollector site, i have been asked 1 question the most, "how did you score the 3 Pacquiao vs Marquez fights?". It has been a while since i have watched all 3, in fact i have only watched the 3rd fight once and that was on a stream that wasn't the best. My response has always been that i have scored all 3 fights to Pacquiao. Going by memory i had the 1st 115-112 Pacquiao, the 2nd 114-113 Pacquiao and the 3rd 115-114 Pacquiao.

Well tonight in preparation for an overtime night shift on Tuesday which entails changing your body cock around twice in 24hrs, i thought lets do it, lets watch and score the 3 fights again. To my surprise i had Marquez winning one of the fights. The 2nd fight. What didn't surprise me was just how close each fight was. The stats i have for MY SCORING show that the 4th fight in my opinion will be EASILY as close. Nothing really has changed. Both fighters definitely showed signs of decline in the 3rd fight. Their punch average and overall fight was nowhere as good as the previous 2. Pacquiao-Marquez 4  will surely be closure on this fight series. I applaud Pacquiao for taking this match as Marquez without a doubt has given him his hardest fights in the last 8-10 years. Pacquiao could have fought Bradley again but wanted the decisive win against his very own Ken Norton.

Before you view my scorecards below here are the stats i mentioned above on how i scored the fight.

1. Total Rounds each fighter has won..... Pacquiao 16 , Marquez 18 , 2 draw

2. Total points accumulation in 3 fights...Pacquiao 342, Marquez 340

There is only a 2 point difference in 3 fights. That's why i cant understand why some Press but loads of fans think Pacquiao will win this fight by a much wider margin. Pacquiao has lost some of his leg speed so he cant close the distance as fast as he used to. This should help Marquez as he will look to counter for most of the fight. My problem with Marquez is his punch output. Yes he is accurate but in all 3 fights he hasn't matched the output by Pacquiao. Saying that in his last few fights Pacquiao's output has dropped BIG.

Who wins??? - if a gun was to my head id say Pacquiao in another very close points win although i wouldn't be surprised if history repeats itself and goes against Pacquiao just like what happened vs Bradley.

Below is my 3 scorecards for the Pacquiao-Marquez Trilogy

Fight 1

Round 1.... 10-6 Pacquiao
Round 2.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 3.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 4.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 5.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 6.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 7.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 8.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 9.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 10.. 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 11.. 9-10 Marquez
Round 12.. 10-10 Draw


Fight 2

Round 1.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 2.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 3.... 10-8 Pacquiao
Round 4.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 5.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 6.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 7.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 8.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 9.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 10.. 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 11.. 9-10 Marquez
Round 12.. 9-10 Marquez


Fight 3

Round 1.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 2.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 3.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 4.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 5.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 6.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 7.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 8.... 10-10 Draw
Round 9.... 9-10 Marquez
Round 10.. 9-10 Marquez
Round 11.. 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 12.. 10-9 Pacquiao