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Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Pacquiao-Bradley Fight In Las Vegas April 9

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chornicles, San Francisco Bureau) – When Manny Pacquiao meets Timothy Bradley, Jr. for the third time on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, he will be met by a picket line by the homophobic hate group Westboro Baptist Church (WBC).

WBC is known for its rhetoric against homosexuals and has staged pickets at many high-profile events, including funerals, espousing its belief that “God hates fags.”

So, why are the WBC members picketing Pacquiao when he is on their side?

Just recently Pacquiao compared homosexuals to animals, claiming that human beings are worse than animals for engaging in same-sex behavior.

It appears that WBC is picketing for a different reason.  The church believes that the sport of boxing is “barbaric” and “animalistic” and goes against the teachings of God.

So, there.  Pacquiao will finally meet his match.  Not Bradley. WBC.


L-R: Mayweather, Pacquiao, Vargas, Bradley
L-R: Mayweather, Pacquiao, Vargas, Bradley

LAS VEGAS, Nevada ( The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Timothy Bradley defeated Manny Pacquiao. Then Pacquiao defeated Bradley. Then Floyd Mayweather defeated Pacquiao. Then Bradley defeated Jessie Vargas. Then Bradley becomes the new  welterweight champion.  Then  Mayweather is stripped of his WBO welterweight title. Vargas protests. Pacquiao protests.

In the sport of boxing, judges’ decisions are oftentimes controversial and the rules can be confusing. Worse, reporting  on it could be very complicated.

Even before the WBO decided to strip Mayweather of his welterweight title, that belt was already up for grabs last June 27, between Bradley and Vargas.  The bout was held at the StubHub Center in Carson, California which ended with, what else, a controversy.

Drama ensued during the June 27 fight after Referee Pat Russell stopped the fight with ten seconds left in the final round because he said he heard a bell.  Vargas had then just dealt Bradley with a mammoth right hook, and Bradley was practically out in his feet.  When Russell waved his arms, Vargas believed he had won the fight and began celebrating his upset victory. Russell then scrambled to tell everyone that he didn’t stop the fight because of a knockout. In the end the judges determined Bradley to be the winner.

So, Vargas filed a formal appeal with the California State Athletic Commission over the controversial ending of his unanimous decision loss to Bradley.

Pacquiao, on the other hand, filed an appeal with the WBO, claiming that since Mayweather’s welterweight title was won against the Filipino boxer, then he should inherit the belt, not Bradley, or Vargas if he wins his appeal.

If you are confused about this story, don’t worry.  We are, too!


Mommy D Pacquiao
Mommy D Pacquiao

Las Vegas, Nevada – Manny Pacquiao won a 12-round unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley on Saturday to avenge his controversial 2012 loss to the previously unbeaten American. But that was not the big news.

Moments after losing the WBO welterweight crown to the Filipino boxer and congressman, Bradley accused Pacquiao’s mom Dionisia, popularly known as Mommy D, of voodooism. Bradley claims that Mommy D cast some witchcraft on him, causing him to be disoriented in the last few rounds of the title fight at the MGM arena in Las Vegas.Mommy D was caught on camera, clutching a rosary and a tiny missalette, uttering unintelligible words while pointing at the American boxer.

It is believed that witchcraft is still practiced in parts of the Philippines and there still exist some occasional witches, locally known as mangkukulam.

The Pacquiao camp, however, simply dismissed Bradley’s accusation as “sour grapes.”