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A few people asked me to crunch some actual data on whether we should focus on basketball as the national sport of the Philippines versus other sports. I am happy to report that the results of this complex, difficult and thorough data analysis of the 2018 Asian Games data are now available. The results are as expected and are contained in the attached table and pie chart.
The Philippines is a beautiful archipelago that comprises over 7,000 islands with a total land area of 300,000 square kilometers and total population of 106 million inhabitants. Despite posting world dominating performances in sports such as boxing, weightlifting, golf and martial arts, the Philippine nation has developed an unusual obsession with the American sport of basketball, that has persisted despite consistently poor performances in this sport at the Asian Games and the Olympics.
Our data analysis of 2018 Asian Games data found that the Philippines should immediately cease playing basketball completely, instead replacing it with pretty much any other sport in the known universe (p-value = 0.001). Our analysis also found that the most viable and realistic strategy for transitioning the nation away from basketball include:
* Surprise ball deflation, whereby volunteers who want more PH Olympic medals ambush both professional and amateur basketball games and release air pressure from the ball whilst it is in play.
* Channel scrambling, whereby concerned volunteers obtain after hours access to televisions located in public places, and subsequently deprogram all channels that display the PBA or NBA.
Our study also finds that, within the Philippines, there lies a large unsupported group of athletes, whose opportunities have been stifled by the national obsession with basketball. These potential world beating athletes are actively training in the sports of weightlifting, boxing, golf, taekwondo and other sports, but receive little to no corporate and governmental support whilst watching the bulk of sponsor funds go toward basketball - a sport largely imposed upon the Philippines by colonial rule. Our predictive model finds that an immediate redistribution of sponsor funding to these promising athletes would result in a five fold increase in medal haul for the Philippines at the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games.
Reyes, I. (2018). "Where are the medals? A longitudinal study on the prevalence and efficacy of basketball in the Philippines." International Journal of Satire, 31(6), 989-1007.
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The biggest fight in boxing that can be made, has finally been made.
Fans have waited more than five years to hear the news of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao agreeing to terms for what many believe will go down as the richest fight in boxing history. Mayweather announced Friday afternoon through his verified social media account that the event is a done deal.
"What the world has been waiting for has arrived. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, is a done deal," Mayweather announced. "I promised the fans we would get this done, and we did. We will make history on May 2nd. Don't miss it!"
The fight will take place May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a venue that has hosted several events for both fighters over the years. Mayweather has fought at the MGM Grand in each of his past 10 fights—including the two highest grossing live gates in boxing history with his wins over Oscar de la Hoya (May ’07) and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (Sept. ’13)—while Pacquiao has played the venue 11 times in his career, including his stateside debut in June ’01.
Terms were reached in full by Thursday morning, but all parties involved were forced to remain mum until Mayweather himself was ready to make the announcement.
The Pay-Per-View telecast will feature three fights; one each from Top Rank (Pacquiao’s promoter) and Mayweather Promotions, and—of course—the main event itself. According to Los Angeles Times boxing scribe Lance Pugmire—who has been the most informative of all media members every step of the way in tracking the latest round of negotiations—the fight is, from a contractual standpoint, one-and-done, with no specified language for a rematch.
Details of a press tour are forthcoming, though it will be limited to 2-3 cities at the most. The event won’t go the route of multi-city stops, as enough publicity has already been generated to where it’s a matter of just waiting for fight night.
Both fighters hold separate welterweight belts, but Mayweather is recognized by BoxingScene.com as the lineal welterweight champion, as well as the reigning super welterweight champ following his win over Alvarez. Even without that distinction, the event was always likely to be referred to as Mayweather-Pacquiao, with Mayweather receiving top billing, walking into the ring second and being announced second, all the benefits normally afforded by a champion in a prize fight.
The event will serve as a joint venture between Showtime and HBO, marking just the second time in boxing history the two cable giants have agreed to work together.
“Everyone involved, including Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, knows this fight simply had to happen,” noted Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager for SHOWTIME Sports. “All of us are thrilled to be able to deliver this event to boxing fans around the world. Now, for the second time under his current deal with Showtime Networks, Floyd Mayweather has agreed to fight an opponent that many people thought he’d never face. We set an all-time pay-per-view record with the first event back in September 2013, and we look forward to another record-breaking performance on May 2.”
The sentiments were echoed by the man Espinoza replaced at Showtime, Ken Hershman, who heads HBO Sports.
"Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been the two most prominent fighters in the sport of boxing for the past decade, and fight fans around the world have been clamoring for them to face each other," Hershman states. "And now, on May 2nd, in what everyone believes will be the biggest boxing event of all-time, fight fans have been granted their wish. May 2nd will be a signature moment for the sport of boxing and HBO Sports is thrilled to be a part of this spectacular event. I know the fighters and their teams will be primed to excel and we plan to work closely with everyone involved to deliver the same level of performance from a broadcast perspective."
The only other such occasion came in 2002, when Lennox Lewis—an HBO-exclusive fighter—defended his World heavyweight crown against former heavyweight king Mike Tyson, who served as the face of Showtime boxing since 1991. The event—which also included a then 122 lb. titlist Pacquiao on the undercard in a two-round blitzing of faded former bantamweight champ Jorge Julio—registered at the time as the highest grossing PPV event in history.
Despite its financial success, the event fell short of most units sold, which was held by Tyson’s rematch loss to Evander Holyfield in the infamous June ’97 “Bite Fight” fight. It also failed to sell out the hosting arena—The Pyramid in Memphis, TN—due to drawn out negotiations, concerns over finding a commission that would license Tyson at the time, and last minute scramble to finally secure a home.
Some of the same concerns were raised by onlookers as several deadlines came and went for this particular event to finally materialize. However, the consensus belief is that the event will ultimately sell itself given the nature of the fight—the two best fighters in the world and also the most popular stateside attractions.
Mayweather currently owns box-office records for most PPV units sold (2.5 million for his aforementioned win over de la Hoya), the highest-grossing PPV event ($150 million in PPV revenue for his aforementioned win over Alvarez) and the biggest live gate ever (also the Alvarez fight, raking in $20 million). The win over Alvarez also came with a guaranteed purse of $41 million—not counting the tens of millions he received in profits—the most a fighter has ever been guaranteed for a single fight.
All of those records are likely to be shattered once the final receipts are tallied post-May 2.
The price tag is expected to increase for the event, though a specific dollar amount has yet to be set as this goes to publish. The most expensive Pay-Per-View event to date has been $65 (plus $10 for High Definition viewing), the current price associated with Mayweather events.
Regardless of how things play out in the ring, the real victory—much like the case with Lewis-Tyson more than a decade ago, and Holyfield-Tyson I before that—was the signing of the fight itself. The closest the two ever came to meeting in the ring came during the first round of negotiations, which began towards the end of 2009.
Pacquiao had just scored a 12th round stoppage of Miguel Cotto to win a major title in a record 7th weight class—a record to which he added with a vacant super welterweight title win over Antonio Margarito one year later—at the time. The fight came two months after Mayweather ended a 21-month ring hiatus with a 12-round shutout of Juan Manuel Marquez.
The two were widely viewed as not just the best fighters in the world but virtually invincible at welterweight. Even with Top Rank and Golden Boy—Mayweather’s promotional representatitve at the time—embroiled in a bitter, long-running feud, the two sides were able to agree upon virtually every contractual demand presented by the other side.
However, things came to a screeching halt over a hot-button debate over random drug testing, which Mayweather insisted upon in order for the event to move forward. Speculation ran rampant—specifically from Mayweather’s camp and family—over the explosive in-ring success Pacquiao enjoyed despite continuing to climb the scales.
Mayweather insisted that his motivation for random drug testing was merely doing his part to help ensure a level playing field and a drug-free sport, given the magnitude of the event.
It wasn’t good enough for Pacquiao’s camp, who balked at making the concession, thus functionally killing the fight. The immensely popular Filipino star went on to face Joshua Clottey, an event solely memorable for being the first at the newly revamped Cowboys Stadium (now AT&T Stadium) outside of Dallas, Texas.
Mayweather, meanwhile, faced Shane Mosley, surviving an early scare to score a wide 12-round decision. The bout also re-established World championship lineage at welterweight, and also the starting point for all of his fights coming with random pre-fight drug testing conducted by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Over the years, the two sides since used each other to help sell their own events. Fans remained skeptical that it would ever happen, though the sliver of hope that it would materialize led to major box-office success enjoyed by both fighters.
Hope was lost in 2012, with Pacquiao losing back-to-back fights. His first loss on the year came in highly controversial fashion, dropping a widely-disputed decision to unbeaten Tim Bradley during their first meet in June ’12.
The moral support received was enough to retain the southpaw’s star status, though there was little damage control to come of his shocking 6th round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez. The bout—which resulted in near-universal recognition as 2012 Fight of the Year—was arguably Pacquiao’s best performance in years, but two knockdowns including a one-punch shot to put him face-first to the canvas was enough to strip him clean of any remaining aura of invincibility.
While there was little doubt of a return towards the top, even the most optimistic supporters believing Mayweather-Pacquaio could ever happen were dealt a mighty blow early in 2013. Shortly following his brief prison stint, Mayweather turned the industry on its heels after announcing a lucrative six-fight deal with Showtime. The move followed a 14-year run with HBO, dating back to his first title win over the late Genaro Hernandez in 1998, less than two years into Mayweather’s career.
His alliance with Showtime ultimately cleared the table of any lingering chance to face Pacquiao, who remains loyal to HBO with the exception of Top Rank yanking him for a one-off appearance on Showtime in May ’11. If anything, the move by Mayweather allowed all in the industry to move on and focus on the fights that could actually be made.
With that came a banner year for boxing in 2013, with Showtime narrowing the gap considerably in competing with HBO as the biggest game in town.
The success didn’t last long however. Showtime was stuck in a holding pattern in 2014, a year littered with showcase fights while Golden Boy Promotions—its biggest fight supplier at the time—imploded, while Mayweather struggled to recapture the box-office glory that came with his lucrative showdown with Alvarez. A pair of wins over Maidana served as the most watched PPV events of 2014, though both falling short of expectations.
So too, did Pacquiao’s PPV headliners versus Bradley (April ’14) and Chris Algieri, with the writing on the wall that fans were fed up with shelling out good money without the guarantee of something better on the horizon.
Both camps recognized this, igniting an extensive negotiation period that remained largely behind closed doors. Some have portrayed themselves as insiders in the know, though most of the reports stemmed either from Bob Arum—with most of his “information” proving to be well off the mark—or unnamed sources, the latter also producing info akin to a wild goose chase.
Skepticism remained until a “chance” occurrence with Mayweather and Pacquiao both sitting courtside in Miami for a National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks. Mayweather has regularly attended Heat games—though more frequently when LeBron James was on the team before returning home to the Cleveland Cavaliers—while Pacquiao remained in town following his stint as a guest judge for the Miss Universe pageant held the previous weekend.
The two fighters were seated on opposite sides of the arena, but met at half-court during halftime while introduced to the crowd. The brief meeting set off a social media frenzy, which only escalated once word leaked that the two spoke privately for more than an hour after the game. Mayweather released a 12-second Vine of the meeting, commenting that a fight between the two absolutely had to be made.
It was enough to restore long-lost optimism of a chance for the fight to happen.
Everyone involved in the final round of talks remained tight-lipped, issuing a gag order to all parties with the agreement that the fight would first be announced by Mayweather before anyone else could begin talking to the press.
The May 2 event will mark just the second time in their respective careers that Mayweather and Pacquiao will appear on the same card. The only other occurrence came in Nov. ’01; Mayweather scored a 9th round stoppage of Jesus Chavez in his final defense of the super featherweight title before moving up in weight, while Pacquiao struggled to a technical draw with the late Agapito Sanchez in the first defense of his super bantamweight title.
Tsk Tsk goodbye volleyball career.
Recent times have seen Manny Pacquiao both call out and take shots at Floyd Mayweather, demanding once and for all that the superfight five years in the making finally happens.
For the first time since Pacquiao has decided to take the lead on the subject, Mayweather offered a direct response – sort of.
“Absolutely, I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao,” Mayweather insisted during an interview on Showtime’s ShoBox series. Mayweather was on hand at ringside as lead promoter for a show headlined by Erislandy Lara versus Ishe Smith in San Antonio.
While Mayweather insisted his willingness to take part in the fight, it didn’t take long for the unbeaten pound-for-pound king to stroll down memory lane in spelling out why they’ve yet to meet in the ring.
“We tried to make the fight happen years ago. Now he's in a very tight situation. He's lost to Marquez. He's lost to Bradley. He's desperate,” Mayweather insists. “I've been wanting that fight a long time ago. We have to make the fight happen on Showtime (Pay-Per-View).”
Negotiations – or at least attempted discussions – date back to Nov. ’09, when both were the best two fighters in the world and by far the sport’s biggest draws. Mayweather returned to the ring earlier in the year, scoring a landslide decision over Juan Manuel Marquez, thus ending a 21-month hiatus.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao won his second welterweight fight, stopping Miguel Cotto in the 12th round of their Nov. ’09 title fight at a 145 lb. catchweight. The win came 11 months after the Filipino superstar battered Oscar de la Hoya into retirement, a feat that saw his career soar to new heights – and coming at a time when Mayweather was initially done with the sport.
Following the win over Cotto, negotiations were underway and seemingly on the verge of securing what many consider to be the richest fight in boxing history to be made. Alas, pen never made it to paper, as talks broke down when Mayweather demanded that both fighters undergo random blood and urine testing, a claim that was often met with subtle (and sometimes deliberate) suggestions that Pacquiao’s success as he climbed up the scales might not have been entirely natural.
“Before we tried to make the fight happen and you guys didn't want to take random blood and urine testing," Mayweather stated. "So that's why the fight didn't happen. Then I offered you $40 million and you didn't want to make the fight happen. Then you lost twice and now you're coming back begging for the same money. That's not going to happen. ”
Mayweather went on to face Shane Mosley, in the first stateside fight to feature truly random pre-fight drug testing. Pacquiao faced and defeated Joshua Clottey, albeit in a fight where he failed to come close to drawing 1 million pay-per-view buys. He reclaimed his superstar status in his next fight, cracking that barrier in a Nov. ’10 win over Antonio Margarito.
Both fighters remained the only two in the sport who could consistently sell one million PPV buys, though largely built on the belief – if not false hope – that each fight would eventually lead to a head-on collision.
Fans have responded in recent years, as both fighters have seen their numbers take a massive dip. Mayweather has underwhelmed – relatively speaking – in the pay-per-view market in three of his past four fights since signing with Showtime early last year. His 2014 campaign has been spent facing Marcos Maidana, dodging a bullet in taking a majority decision in May, before having a much easier go of things in their rematch in September.
Neither event came with the success that has been enjoyed in past events, though they remain the two highest grossing stateside events of 2014.
The exception among that lot, however, is also the highest grossing fight of all time, when Mayweather outpointed Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last September in Las Vegas. The event pulled in a live gate of more than $20 million and $150 million in PPV revenue, both of which are box office records. The fight is paired with Mayweather’s win over de la Hoya as the two richest events in boxing history.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao has struggled to generate revenue on that level following back-to-back losses in 2012, particularly his 6th round knockout loss to Marquez in their epic fourth fight in Dec. ’12. Two of his past three fights have taken place in Macau, where points wins over Brandon Rios and Chris Algieri performed well below expectations, serving as his lowest selling PPV events since 2008. Even his revenge-fueled points win over Bradley this past April failed to meet the financial totals of their first fight nearly two years prior.
From a money perspective, Mayweather is definitely in the lead. Still, both fighters are at a point where they absolutely need each other in order to return to the superstar level at which they resided even as recent as two years ago.
As Pacquiao has called out Mayweather and even mocked the situation in a recent Foot Locker commercial, all the right things are being said in response.
“Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any opponent. Bob Arum is stopping the fight,” Mayweather claims. “We have been trying to make the fight happen, behind the scenes, for years now. The fans and the people have been fooled because they have been listening to people on just one side.
“Now it's time for us to talk, we want to fight. Let's make it happen. May 2, Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, let's do it.”
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