By Reynaldo G
For those of us who are familiar with Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto, we know that these two warriors don’t need to hype up a fight with their mouth, even though they are men of few words their fists do the talking.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a good con artist, when it comes to selling us a fight, he can fool the public into believing the hype he promises us fireworks but gives us duds, yet many still pay for his fights in hope that someone will be able to shut his mouth.
The moment Floyd Mayweather Jr. loses, his stock will take a major drop, he knows this and this is why he carefully chooses who he faces. He knows if he gets beat not many will care to watch him anymore.
Perhaps the winner of Miguel Cotto vs. Manny Pacquiao will be the next opponent to take on Money Mayweather. We all know for Mayweather Jr. legacy doesn’t matter to him, the fight doesn’t make sense unless he can get the most money with the least amount of risk.
I have no problem with a man making the most money he can, but when they proclaim to be the greatest and speak the loudest, yet have no desire to fight the toughest fighters the fans want to see, that really turns me off.
Muhammad Ali claimed to be the greatest but he backed it up by fighting the best with no excuses. Floyd Mayweather Jr, is no Ali, Floyd Mayweather Jr. would probably respond to that with his predictable “You are right, Ali has losses and I don’t, Ali ain’t on my level”. Ali has losses cause he challenged himself and fought the best out there, just because you have a loss doesn’t mean you suck, this is boxing anything can happen.
With Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto they also want to make the most money they can, but they also care about their legacy and pleasing the fans . They realize the fans who order their fights are the ones paying their bills.
As fans we are the boss, we dictate who we want to see fight and we are the ones who pay our hard earned money to watch and support these fighters.
I will be watching on Nov. 14th and paying for the HBO Pay Per View fight between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto. I will be paying the $54.95 because both men have something to prove and both men have honor to defend. But most of all, both men fight for the love of the sport and the legacy that will live long after them.
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