You’re Killin’ Me: June 9th, 2012
I think the Mayans were off by a few months. The world should’ve ended right after the Pacquiao fight. June 9th, 2012 was a horrible day for society. First, the legendary Canibus pulled out a notepad during a battle with Dizaster. He pulled out a notepad and read his rhymes right off it. To top it off, his rhymes were super weak, and Dizaster ripped him apart. After that, Manny Pacquiao got robbed. There was absolutely no way Timothy Bradley won that fight. The Juan Manuel Marquez decision was debatable, but this one wasn’t even close. Pac-Man was in control throughout the fight. HBO’s Harold Lederman was even talking about a sweep by Manny! I have no doubt that this fight was fixed. June 9th, 2012 you’re killin’ me.
Bringing a notepad to a rap battle is like bringing a textbook to a test. It’s cheating. Like, teacher, I couldn’t study all that material because it was too complex, so I’m going to read my answers off the textbook. I don’t know what Canibus was doing the night before the battle, but his mind was obviously somewhere else. He should’ve memorized his lyrics. Here I was criticizing Wiz Khalifa & Drake for rapping off their phones. Yet one of the most old school, lyrical cats of all-time brought out the equivalent during his battle. Dizaster deztroyed Canibus.
The judges decision hit me like a Manny Pacquiao hook to Timothy Bradley’s face. It hit me hard. Manny Pacquiao was in control of the entire fight and the punch statistics prove it. Pacquiao out landed Timothy 253 to 159. There were close rounds, but Bradley never did enough to win more than a few rounds, nevertheless the fight. Initially, I thought that this fight might’ve been fixed based on the simple fact that in my eyes, Manny won the fight.
Then upon further investigation, my suspicions were confirmed. Bradley was talking about a Bradley-Pacquiao II weeks before the fight! How is it possible to talk about a rematch when you haven’t even fought the guy? Bradley seemed very confident in interviews, like he KNEW he was going to win. He was fighting the best fighter in the world, and he had no doubts about winning. Timothy Bradley knew he was going to win, but I guess he didn’t expect a fight. Manny probably never got the memo. He should’ve at least fallen once during the fight. This fight was fixed because they had already planned a rematch months in advance. The date was set, the venue was booked, the contracts were signed, and the posters were printed. On May 29th, Bradley tweeted this picture of a poster for Bradley-Pacquiao II. You could say that both fighters expected a good fight and a rematch would probably happen. But to have posters printed, and have a date for pre-sale tickets already on the poster? That’s beyond crazy! Bradley had to win! There was no other way. If Manny would’ve won, who would want to see a rematch? Manny just tossed this dude across the ring, and you guys want a rematch? Manny had to lose in order for this rematch to logically happen. Simple as that. It’s impossible to believe Bob Arum wasn’t behind this failed scheme. Top Rank you’re killin’ me.
Thankfully, I’m still alive after June 9th, 2012. That day will forever go down in history as one of the worst days in society. Canibus ruined his image, and Bob Arum ruined boxing, both at the same damn time. Pardon me for talking about boxing on a hip-hop blog, but this had to be said. I know that’s a sin for some of you. If you’re offended, go wash your eyes with soap. I don’t care. You’re not going to kill me unlike Canibus and Manny Pacquiao’s fight.