By Chuy Marco
It is easy to fool people who buy into the Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao hype, the biggest false claim is Manny is a “Power Puncher,” when in reality his power is all hype.
Pacman isn’t a power puncher, he is a volume puncher with lots of stamina. He can only knock out weight drained opponents, his only one punch knockout was against a glass chinned Ricky Hatton.
It gets really irritating hearing the casual boxing fans talk about how Manny Pacquiao is going to knockout Shane Mosley, and how he will knockout Floyd Mayweather Jr., whenever someone says a wild brawler with little power like Manny Pacquiao is going to knockout elite defensive fighters or guys with iron chins out, you know they know nothing about boxing.
Only casual fans think it’s so easy to knock someone out in boxing, maybe in Mixed Martial Arts or UFC you can knock a guy out because most of those guys swing wild and have their chins out to get hit, but knocking out a good boxer in boxing is very hard to do because they train their whole lives learning to defend against punches.
I know some of you reading this will say “if Pacquiao doesn’t have punching power why does he have a lot of KO’s?” It’s simple, if you didn’t care about getting hit in the face and kept throwing and throwing hundreds of punches you would have a high KO percentage too, and most of Manny’s KO’s are from ref stoppages not one punch knockouts.
Pacquiao knocking out Shane Mosley is laughable, and really is something ridiculous to assume. When Manny stops his opponents it’s usually from accumulation of punches and not because he knocked them out cold, it’s because he keeps hitting them over and over and when you hit someone over and over it will eventually hurt. Try this, have someone lightly tap your forearm for 15 minutes straight without stopping and eventually it will hurt before that 15 minutes is up. That is the equivalent to Manny Pacquiao’s power, he throws a high volume of punches and wears you down with his soft arm flurries and you get so tired and sore from the accumulation you are forced to give in.
Shane Mosley is a true power puncher he can drop guys with a single punch and make their legs wobble with one punch. If anyone is going to do the knocking out it’s Shane Mosley. The only way Manny Pacquiao can win this fight is to throw a thousand punches hoping Shane Mosley looks really old, drained himself completely, or Mosley’s corner or the ref decides to stop the fight. But there is no way that Manny Pacquiao can drop Mosley or even hurt him, I’ve seen Mosley fight many times and the most he has ever been hurt was against the late Vernon Forrest when he dropped Mosley and Vernon hit harder than Pacquiao, and Mosley still got up from Vernon’s power shots and was never out cold.
Vernon Forrest vs. Sugar Shane Mosley round 2 the knockdowns
Use logic, if Shane Mosley fought bigger and stronger punchers than Manny Pacquiao, what makes you think he will fall to a small Manny Pacquiao?
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