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Emil Guillermo: Before Jamie Foxx butchered the National Anthem, he criticized Manny Pacquiao’s singing voice by mocking Pacman’s Filipino accent. Yes, it was a racial slur.

Maybe Jamie Foxx is better at lip-synching?

His version of the national anthem during the Pacquiao Mayweather fight was the only thing in the building worse than the fight itself.

(Although, the Burger King guy walking in with Mayweather was pretty bad. I would have asked freckle-powered Wendy).

Here’s Foxx on the anthem.

That was as bad a rendition of F.S. Key as I’ve heard. And I liked the Jose Feliciano version. (If you remember that, you are demographically unnecessary).

But here’s Foxx butchering Pacquiao’s accent on ESPN’s “First Take.”

 

You don’t have to be Filipino to know that is called a a racial slur.

Filipinos care.

ESPN and Foxx can apologize for that.

The national anthem? That just proves the funny man is no Ray Charles.

 

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Emil Guillermo: Pacquiao-Mayweather–Live blog of Megafight–(Refresh for updates). My round-by-round assessments.

 

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I’m  live blogging the fight. So if you don’t have a way to watch it live, say you’re working, or on Muni, or otherwise indisposed, I’ll give you round-by-round updates here.  Pacquiao fight day is a Filipino national holiday even in America, and I am gathered with relatives in Guillermo Central who will replicate the crowd ambience in Vegas.

Pre-fight:

Projected fight revenue according HBO: $400 million. If fight goes the distance both fighters will split $138,000 a second.

Hashtag battle shows #Pacwins, 67percent, #MayWins 33percent. What’s that mean? The public hates Mayweather.

Jamie Foxx will sing the National Anthem. Let’s see if he does it in his Paquiao accent.

He didn’t. But see my earlier posts to see his slur.

Pacquiao is introduced and look who’s behind him. Jimmy Kimmel?

Pacman is relaxed enough to take a selfie with Freddie Roach.

Pacquiao enters ring with his headband and teeshirt, and goes to a corner to pray.

Mayweather enters the arena with Justin Bieber and …is that the Burger King guy?

Mayweather looks like he is wearing a warmup made of  his ex-wives handbags.

Pacman at 152 pounds.  Mayweather has a reach advantage 72″ to 68″.

My cousin is saying, “Manny Pacquiao has to stop smiling.”

Michael Buffer doesn’t sound like he’s ready to rumble. A little hoarse.

He intros Pacquiao. Still in T-shirt, no fancy robe.

Mayweather’s Showtime announcer builds him up much better than Buffer juices up Pacman for the crowd.

First bad omen?

Round 1

Mayweather more aggressive early with his left jab. Pac is not getting close. M trying his right effectively. Pac gets M in last ten seconds, but M grabs him.

10-9 Mayweather.

Round 2

Pac getting M in corner. Then M grabs and body punches. Not fair. M getting in right hand. Pac not getting close. Pac gets him in corner again, but M grabs and gets out. P aggressive with :20 left. But M gets away. P closes with a flurry but M gets away.

10-9 Pacman

Round 3

M gets his right hand in . P gets close but once in corner M grabs and gets out. P gets a left that gets M off balance. M very defensive. A grabber. M. not boxing. He’s grappling. M. misses with right. P can’t get combos in their but lands one in final second.

10-9 Pacman

Round 4

M seems to be hitting low. P gets in combo at 2:34.

P aggressive here. But combo on M at ropes as M goes rope a dope.

M defensive but P combos landing . M playing football to stop P.

P gets M in corner. But M gets away. P wins round

10-9 Pacman

 

Round 5

P rt hook on M. M is aggressive here. M right to P. M gets right in again. P trying to get close but M dives to grab P when that happens.

:49 fighters in center. M  is running now, then grabbing. P not landing as many punches.

10-9 Mayweahter

 

Round 6

P gets left in on M. M in corner P attacks. M grabs .

2:00  P to body. M grabs.  M with 56-32 punch edge . But P at 1:03 has series of combos against M.  :24  M jab is keeping P away.

10-9 Pacman

Round 7

M aggressive early. with right hand. but by 1;21 M is running, then grabbing.  P not doing enough here w/ :51. But left lands with :34.Last :10 P has M on run.

10-9 Pacman

Round 8

P starts as aggressor lands  left on M. P then some combos. M gets r to P. P gets M to ropes but gets away. M with left hook to P.

P trying to get in but countered by M’s defense.

10-9 Mayweather.

Round 9

P with combos at 2:30. M counters.  P gets M in corner, M grabs P.

P gets M to ropes. :10 P gets M in corner. M gets away.

10-9 Pacman

 

Round 10

P to body. But P not landing enough punches. P can’t seem to find the target as M gets away. P has M in corner twice, but can’t put him away. P with right.

10-9 P

 

Round 11

M starts aggressively. M with right hand to P. P needs a KO now.

P gets M into corner, but slips away. M jabs at P. P has M in corner again but can’t put M away. M with left hook on P.  M chased P and lunged and miss.

10-9 Mayweather

 

Round 12

P needs a knock out.

P with left to M.

1:40 P has M in ropes but gets away.

1:06 time running out.

P coming at M in corner. M taunts and ha s his hand up. P has arms raised. But M looks to have won.

10-9 Mayweather.

I scored it 7 rounds P to  5 for M based on P aggression early and M’s holding.

I had it 115-113 for Pacquiao

But the official  judges and  commentators don’t see it the way I see it.

They have it unanimous for Mayweather. 118-110, 116-112, 116-112. .

Mayweather wins and Filipinos everywhere are disappointed.

Pacquiao says he thought that he (Pacquiao) won the fight. “He (Mayweather) didn’t do anything,” P said to Showtime  commentator.

Hard to land a punch when opponent ducks and grabs. Clear that time and age hurt Pac’s offense more than Mayweather’s  defensive “skills.”

Does anyone want a rematch? If it were closer, maybe. But I think the fight of the century was a kind of dud. Mayweather diffused P’s firepower, and actually made the fight a bit dull.

Looks like we only get one fight of the century.

One of my cousins here said, “Mayweather likes to hug.”

Manny? He’s probably at karaoke now.

UPDATE:

But before karaoke, Pacquiao and Mayweather give press conference.

Pacquaio talks about injuring a shoulder during training which affected his ability to punch with power. First time we’ve heard it. Excuse?

He also mentions that he was denied receiving an anti-inflammatory before the match. One outlet is reporting state commissioners dispute the claim, saying no one revealed an injury until 6pm on fight night.

Mayweather  bragged about getting a six-figure check after the fight: $100, 000, 000.

Emil Guillermo: (VIDEO) Jamie Foxx will sing “Star Spangled Banner” at tonights PacMay fight; Will he mock Manny and do it in a Filipino accent? He did on ESPN’s First Take. Was it a racial slur?

Accent is a big deal.

It’s one thing for a Filipino to make fun of it.

But it’s quite another for Jamie Foxx to do it on national television. Take a look at this video of ESPN’s “First Take.”

Funny or racial slur?

No different than the non-written rules for the use of “N” word by non-blacks.

If you’re not Filipino, it’s a slur.

Given how politically correct ESPN has been on making fun of accents and racial remarks (remember the “chink in the armour” references regarding Jeremy Lin?),I don’t know how they could allow this on their air.

 

And there’s the super self-righteous Stephen A. Smith yucking it up.
He’s been suspended for insensitive remarks. Bill Simmons has too.

And yet on the day before the big fight, there’s this on ESPN?

That’s an outrage, folks.

Shows no respect for Pacquiao, the 90 million people of the Philippines, or the 3.4 million Filipinos in America.

Let’s see if ESPN at least takes producers to task for their judgment. And let’s see if Foxx continues to mock Manny and all Filipinos by continuing to do his shtick.

An apology is in order.

 

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Emil Guillermo: UPDATED WITH VIDEO–Jamie Fox can’t fight like Pacquiao, but talks like Pacquiao on ESPN’s “First Take.” Funny? Not.

Stephen A. likes Mayweather.  So does Foxx who thinks Marquez knockout took something out of Pacquaio? Really? Did he see Bradley 2?  The Algier fighti?

But then Foxx had to make fun of Manny’s singing.

No big deal. So have I.

But does Foxx have to mock the champ’s accent?

(You can  click on this  green link for the VIDEO where Jamie Fox mocks Pacquiao on ESPN’s “First Take” show).

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So Foxx went to the “Asian Pilipino”  accent.

And Stepnen A. and the crowd  all cracked up.

Hmm.  That’s some major diss. Even after saying, “I don’t mean to take anything away from Pacquiao, but….”

Would Foxx and Smith be laughing if a non-black made fun of how blacks talked?

Just axing.

Or would their sensitivity meter be on for that one?

Earlier in the show, “First Take”  co-host Skip Bayless  picked Pacquiao by a KO in the 7th.

 

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