Here’s a video showing all the instances of “Marquez stepping on Pacquiao’s foot” that have become a hot topic of conversation among Pacquiao fans and on some of the boxing blogs. One thing to keep in mind when viewing it is that unintentional head butts and unintentional stepping on the opponents’ foot are both fairly common when a left-hander and right-hander fight. That doesn’t mean this is unintentional — but analysis should start from an acknowledgment that this happens.
My analysis? I have an opinion but i’m not putting this up here just to vent my opinion, and I’m curious to see if anyone has a compelling argument on the other side.
To understand where I’m coming down on this:
- This happens quite frequently left-handers fight right-handers
- Same for head butts (accidental variety)
- Each boxer will try to get his foot outside the other’s — this was talked about a lot by Freddie Roach in the pre-fight HBO material
- To my knowledge no one from the Pacquiao camp is complaining about it (if I’m wrong please correct me)
- If you look — each time it happens, Marquez is making the same move — he’s ducking down and to his left, which throws his center of gravity out the left and it is natural then, to move your foot out and up to remain in balance.
- Marquez sure as hell isn’t looking at Pac’s foot — if he did, he would regret it pretty quickly, I would imagine.
Year of the Spy Book Trailer
Above is the Year of the Spy Book Trailer — for my upcoming non-fiction book about espionage upheavals on the streets of Moscow in 1985.
Below is a “trailer” showcasing the writing and video services I provide to clients.
Michael Sellers — Writing and Video Services
- Arsha Sellers — Today I’m One Big Step Closer to Becoming a Real Forever Dad
- Meet Abby Sellers and Arshavin Sellers — My Wife, My Son, My Inspiration Every Day
- What the Mueller Report Actually Says
- Remembering James Blount, an American Who “Got” the Philippines in 1901
- America the Beautiful? You Mean America the Pitiful. I Am Ashamed