Monday, March 15, 2010

the figures behind the fight

Did you watch the Pacquiao-Clottey match last Saturday night? According to CompuBox, a computer program that counts and categorizes punches thrown and connected in boxing matches, Manny Pacquiao's red gloves landed 246 of 1,231 punches; Joshua Clottey connected only on 108 of 399.

The numbers indicate that Clottey practically didn't put up a fight! According to many viewers, he was trying to cover his face the whole time. After 12 rounds, Pacquiao was declared winner.

At a press con, Clottey explained, “He’s very, very fast. I tried to catch him, but he always manages to move out. He’s the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.”

Clottey earned $1.25 million, excluding pay-per-view revenue, a figure which could run up to more than $3 million, according to some speculators.

Seems like Clottey wasn't a loser after all. :-)

(Top) The Tokidoki Fighter Bearbrick, the fifth (5th) 100% bear designed by famous Italian illustrator Simone Legno.

Bearbrick pic by Yours Truly, Copyright March 2010 / Fight pic/info from LA Times Online,


Clayman said...

hi there. nice blog you got here.

is bearbrick available in manila? if yes, where can one get it?

thanks. said...

Angelo, there isn't a store in Manila that sells them on a regular basis. I saw some in very few toy shops in Greenhills, but those were very rare occasions. Don't know if you'll be able to find some still at the Domani furniture store beside the Rennaissance Hotel (New World) though, you may want to try. eBay would be the best place for Manileños. :-)