The stunning defeat of Manny Pacquiao this past summer put many old allegations against the sport of boxing back into perspectives again. This stemmed from the fact that audience, independent observers, journalist, and sports analysts all had Pacquiao as the winner of his match-up with Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, yet Bradley walked away as the winner because of ringside judges’ split decision. The matter became even more complicated when the bout’s sanction body, World Boxing Organization (WBO), stated Pacquiao as the winner after an independent post-fight review. Yet, Bradley will still hold the Welterweight title.
In his usual unperturbed fashion, Pacquiao is moving onto the next fight, a non-title welterweight match and his fourth with Juan Manuel MÃ¡rquez. As before, in the ring with both men will be Nike and its HyperKO MP Boxing Boot. Originally available only in Red and Blue colorway as a nod to Pacquiao’s roots in the Philippines, Nike expanded the line to include several other color schemes like this one in Volt-Sequoia. All are available now at fight sports specialty retailer like Athlete Performance Solutions. In the meantime, order your Pay-Per-View segment today for Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel MÃ¡rquez IV on December 8th.