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Emil Guillermo: NEW UPDATE–Pacquiao facing class action in U.S. for failing to disclose shoulder; Pacquiao to have surgery on shoulder, ESPN says. Mayweather wants a rematch with the man he calls a “motherpucker.” Just say no?

The shoulder injury of Manny Pacquiao now appears real according to ESPN. And Pacquaio  is said to be having surgery for a rotator cuff issue that would take up to a year to heal.

That means Pacquiao was a one armed man in the “Fight of the Century.”  And I still had him beating Mayweather.

Fortunately for Mayweather, I’m not a judge.

But Mayweather apparently does not want his 0 in 48-0, besmirched.

He must have a re-match!

 

I swore after Pac/Bradley I that I was done  with this stuff.  But apparently I couldn’t stay away.

But think about this scenario:

Mayweather fights for 49 in September and wins, takes time off, and comes back in a year for 50 against a healed-up Pacquiao, who will insist Mayweather fights in Asia, maybe in Manila for another “Thrilla.”

What do you think?  is it time for the “Rematch of the Century”?

You got an extra C-note for the PPV?

Mayweather here calls Pacquiao  “tough as a mother….”

A Mother’s Day greeting?

 

UPDATE ON LAWSUIT:

A class action suit filed in Federal Court in Las Vegas is asking for $5 million in damages for Pacquiao’s failure to disclose his injury.

Suit names as defendants Pacquiao, Top Rank’s Bob Arum, and Pacquaio aide Michael Koncz.

Two specific plaintiffs are named, but the suit could potentially include all those who paid to attend live or on pay-per-view, or those who even gambled on the fight.

See details here.

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Emil Guillermo: (VIDEO) Jamie Foxx will sing “Star Spangled Banner” at tonight’s 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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Emil Guillermo: Wesley So playing white can’t upset World No.1 Carlsen, as 8th round Gashimov matchup ends in draw

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For Filipino chess watchers all over the world, this was the Paquiao/Mayweather matchup in this tournament of international grandmasters: The up and coming Wesley So  vs. World No. 1, Magnus Carlsen.

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Earlier this week I asked So what it would take to win.

“Full focus,” he replied in an e-mail.

When I asked him if after the U.S. Championships he could beat the highest rated player in the world,  he offered another terse reply.

“If you don’t think you can beat your opponent,” he said,” you shouldn’t be playing against him.”

So went on a ponderous attack, taking more than an hour for his moves on the clock. But whatever So did, Carlsen, playing black, deftly defended with ease. Carlsen registered less than seven minutes on the clock to neutralize So. After the Queens were gone in move 36, the  game came down to each player with a rook and four pawns.

It seemed like a relatively stress-game for Carlsen, as the game ended in a draw between the two players who as teenagers once trained with each other.

Going into the final round, So at best could place second, overall.

But he’d need a full point win  against 8th seed Maxime Vachier-Lagrave;  And then Fabiano Caruana would have to beat and shutout Viswanathan Anand.

It would create a mirror of the chess world: Magnus alone at top, and a bunch of folks in a  logjam for second.

 

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Manny Pacquiao:Pound-for-pound champ? Try best ever

The esteemed Larry Merchant on HBO echoed what must have been in the minds of others who just witness MannyPacquiao win his seventh world championship in seven weight classes: “We thought he was great, but he was better than we thought.”

That statement at the end of the fight offically ends the period we shall call “The  Under-estimation of Manny Pacquiao.”  No matter what, Pacquiao keeps proving the doubters wrong with his lethal combination of spirit, charm, and boxing brilliance.

It’s easy to see how dismissive people can be of Manny. When I first met him, I was frankly stunned by his size. I was taller than he was. But who would put a dollar on me going 30 seconds with Manny?

He’s the guy who walks down the street you don’t figure him to be much more than the parking valet. But given the chance to prove himself, he wows you with a determination and skill far greater than his size.

Last night was a real milestone. For all of boxing’s cruelty, the weight class divisions are intended to make things fair so that a big guy can’t bully a little guy. It levels the playing field. So what does it say, when a guy keeps rising in rank, seven weight classes, and not just performs but excels at the highest level?

We’ve really got something special here. Far greater than anyone would have imagined. Pacquiao proved it in the ring last night.

Going up in class? No problem. Here’s a guy whose fists are affirmative action.

Pacquiao took Miguel Cotto’s savage punches like he was a “Rock’em-Sock’em robot.” When Manny’s head would snap back, I gasped. Cotto was bigger and more powerful than any of Manny’s previous opponents. So I admit I was concerned, especially by Cotto’s size. But then, Manny would come back and counter, as he did  in the 4th round. Throughout the fight, Manny  revealed his version of Ali’s “rope-a-dope.” Call it  the “ropeless-rope-a dope,” out in the middle, fist-up, elbows together fortress style. It was there to let Cotto punch himself out.  Then Manny would uncover and find a crevice in Cotto’s defense. A right hand then a left hook caught Cotto in the 4th for the second knockdown of the fight. It was the beginning of the end.

Cotto, as he was inthe Clottey fight, was badly cut and bleeding. So much vaseline and swabbing of blood. I said it would go TKO in the 10th. The fight should have been stopped after 9. Only the macho pride of Cotto would keep it until the 12th.

Now the talk is of the next fight. Everyone says Mayweather. Who is to doubt Pacquiao? The “Understimaton of Manny” has officially ended.