The Peoples Champion, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao answered the critics who were questioning his decision of choosing 39-year-old Shane Mosley as his next opponent and questioning his previous opposition calling them “Easy Fights.”
Pacquiao writes a weekly column for Filipino boxing website, Philboxing.com, and said in his blog titled “Kumbinasyon” that no fight is an easy fight. Manny basically tells his readers it only looks easy because he uses strategy and finds ways to defeat these bigger men.
Manny takes a shot at Yahoo boxing writer Kevin Iole who has been the loudest of critics to disapprove of the Pacquiao-Mosley match-up by calling it a “Garbage Fight.”
“One influential writer said it’s garbage, when I think he’d never been into a real fight or have put on a pair of gloves or even wrapped his hands,”
Manny exposes the hypocrisy of boxing writers who insult him but go to his fights (for free) to watch him fight:
“Funny, these same writers who ask for a boycott almost always cover my fights, anyway,” Pacquiao said.
Manny believes his critics don’t want to give him credit for his boxing ability by finding ways to discredit his wins saying “he only fights easy fights” because they can’t believe a small Filipino makes it look so easy.
“A lot of people say this is going to be an easy fight, those experts who right from the start never believed in the ability of a Filipino as small as I am,”
Manny further answers those critics who say he fights nothing but easy fights:
“There is never an easy fight. Every time I step into the ring, I risk my life and my future. I had to find ways to negate the advantages in size of Diaz, Dela Hoya, Hatton, Cotto, (Joshua) Clottey and Margarito. I have stepped up to face men easily bigger and taller than me.”
“To say that every fighter I face in the ring does not deserve attention talks about ignorance. How can a fight be easy when I have been working my hardest efforts every single time? I am no Superman. When I get hit, I pretend I did not get hurt so as to frustrate my opponent. That’s part of the sacrifice!”
Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Sugar Shane Mosley on May 7, 2011 and will train for 8 weeks because he doesn’t want to take Mosley lightly. The US press tour to kick off Pacquiao vs. Mosley will begin in February and the fight will be broadcast live on HBO pay-per-view May 7th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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