By Don Donatello
Anything that Mayweather can do, Pacquiao does it better. Floyd Mayweather wins by SD over Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao demolished Oscar in an 8th round TKO. Mayweather stops Ricky Hatton in 10 rounds, Pacquiao kills Hatton with one punch in two rounds. Floyd dominates a much smaller Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao goes up against a bigger man and TKO Miguel Cotto, .Floyd dominates Sugar Shane Mosley, Pacquiao totally shuts out an opponent who weighs 17 bigger, Antonio Margarito. Pacquiao achieves an unsurpassable and unprecedented in mankind’s history of eight weight division World Titles, Floyd counters with “I’m not about belts.” And with Pacquiao’s own words, “I’ll fight anyone, any place, any time.” It’s no surprise that Pacquiao is The Fighter of the Decade and Mayweather a distant second. In comparison to all other boxer’s achievements, should Pacquiao be The Fighter of the Century? I know, that last statement just raised Floyd’s fans heart rate by 100.
The Mayweathers are at it again. Everytime Pacquiao forges ahead and burnishes and polishes his legacy with another extraordinary feat, the Mayweathers reacts negatively, sometimes violently as in the case with Floyd Jr. Now it’s the most silent of the Mayweathers, if there is such a thing as a silent Mayweather, is once again trying to derail the Pacquiao juggernaut train, Jeff Mayweather.
Jeff said he knew and called that Pacquiao would defeat Margarito. Once again he implies that Margarito was an easy opponent. He called Margarito slow and Floyd Jr. would have beaten him without any damage to himself. I laugh at the absurdity of that statement. But it’s coming from a Mayweather and their previous statements prove they are worthless time after time. For instance, if Floyd would have easily beaten Margarito without any damage at all to himself, then only a moron would not take that fight for 8 million dollars. Floyd was offered to fight Margarito for 8 million dollars. Why not take a fight that is so easy as no damage will be done to himself; and then get paid 8 million dollars in the process. Does it make sense? Of course not, when was the last time a Mayweather actually made sense. Remember the, “Pacquiao is a mule and Hatton is the Italian stallion,” statement by Floyd Sr.?
Jeff also said that Pacquiao beat Margarito despite the 17 pound disadvantage because it’s about skills and not about size; another absurd and openly stupid statement from a Mayweather. Floyd keeps fighting much smaller opponents like Hatton and Marquez; Pacquiao keeps fighting bigger opponents like Joshua Clottey, Cotto, and Margarito. When was the last time Floyd fought anyone who weighed with a 17 pound advantage. Floyd weighed more than his last three opponents in Hatton, Marquez, and Mosley at fight time. Of course, Floyd refused to be weighed at fight time against Mosley, but it was obvious who the physically bigger man was that night.
The steroid accusation once again was implied by Jeff. He states that Pacquiao went up in weight and actually got stronger. Duh! Anytime a person put on any kind of weight, whether it is fat, muscle, or water weight, they will be stronger than when they were smaller. To retain most of the speed when gaining mass and weight, the weight gain must be mostly muscle. The Mayweathers claim that going up in weight and have the kind of success that Pacquiao has cannot be done without steroids. Duh! Henry Armstrong did just that before there was ever any steroid around. Floyd, at the age of 16, fought for the Golden Gloves Championship in 1993 at the weight of . . . drum roll . . . .106 pounds. Pacquiao’s first fight as a pro at the age of 16 was at . . . drum roll . . . . 106 pounds. So far Pacquiao has to be force fed just to make 146 pounds.
So why is Pacquiao stopping bigger opponents like Oscar, Hatton, David Diaz, and Cotto when he could not do that with smaller opponents like Marquez, and Marco Antonio Barrera(2nd)? Freddie Roach perfectly answered that question as the reason why. Pacquiao was fighting in the lower weight much too long; his body was being forced to remain smaller than its natural size.
Pacquiao’s body showed the extreme dieting he went through during the weigh-in. He was extremely cut to the bone, he had no visible fat at all on his body. Pacquiao fighting at his un-natural weight was much weaker. His body has grown into the middle of the Welterweight division while he was fighting at 126-135. When Pacquiao was not withholding food and his body was allowed to its natural size, his true strength and power was exhibited in his fight with Diaz and Hatton. Pacquiao’s true weight class is at 140, it showed with his one punch knockout of Hatton. Going up to welterweight, Pacquiao does not have the one punch KO ability. That’s why he could not knock out Cotto, Oscar, Clottey, and Margarito.
Jeff Mayweather says “Floyd could have won his 7th title if he wanted to. It would be easy for him to go and pick anybody and win 8 titles. That’s nothing. Once you get to a level and you become bigger than the sport itself, where basically you’re in a position to be able to say I want to fight at a catchweight or do this or do that, that means you transcended the sport. You are changing the rules of the game, so I mean, Floyd can do the same thing, but he chose not to. When he fights that person at that weight. Whoever the champion is, he fights that person at that weight. You can make some of these guys do anything and they are willing to accept it.”
I just had to laugh an another moronic statement by a Mayweather. They all seem to suffer from selective amnesia. Jeff applied his selective amnesia to Floyd’s fight against Marquez. Not only did they make Marquez fatten up to 144 from 130, Mayweather intently came in two pounds heavier. Jeff also suffered from selective amnesia when they made Hatton come up to 147 from 140 to fight Floyd Jr.
I just had to include this matter. There are actually people who are grasping at straws by saying that Pacquiao took on the easiest champion at 135. David Diaz did 3x better than Oscar De La Hoya did against Manny Pacquiao. The other lightweight champions, Julio Diaz, where is he at today? The third, Juan Diaz was beaten by a very old Nate Campbell, and beaten by of all people, Paulie Malignaggi, twice. And Malignaggi was stopped by Pacquiao’s sparring partner, Amir Khan. Pacquiao took some of Margarito’s best shot, Pacquiao would have laughed at Juan Diaz’s powder puff punches.
Wouldn’t it be great if Mayweather fights Paul Williams and gave him a 17 pound advantage? Step up, Floyd! It’s your turn. I bet he wants to counter Pacquiao’s win over Margarito by whipping a guy at 140 and make him come up to 147.
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